Uruguay has a temperate
climate. The average temperature for the warmest months.
Uruguayan Spanish has some
modifications due to the considerable number of Italian immigrants. As
is the case with neighboring Argentina, Uruguay employs both voseo and
yeismo. English is common in the business world and its study has risen
significantly in recent years, especially among the young. However it is
still a minority language, as are French and Italian.
The currency of Uruguay is
the Peso Uruguay. Each unit of the Uruguay currency is a composite of
100 centesimo. The Peso Uruguay is a free floating currency in the world
The population of Uruguay in 2003 was estimated by the
United Nations at 3, 415, 000, which placed it as number 126 in
population among the 193 nations of the world. In that year
approximately 13% of the population was over 65 years of age, with
another 25% of the population under 15 years of age.
Montevideo is the largest city, the capital, and the chief
port of Uruguay. The settlement was established in 1726 by Bruno
Mauricio de Zabala, as a strategic move amidst a Spanish-Portuguese
dispute over the platine region, and as a counter to the Portuguese
colony at Colonia del Sacramento.