Majority of the Uruguay population
is made up of white immigrants from Continental Europe. The whites dominate the population of Uruguay with their numbers adding up to more than 85% of the Uruguayan populace.
Blacks or persons of African ancestry constitute about 15% of the total Uruguay population. Mestizos or persons of mixed Indian and African ancestry complete the picture. Uruguay displays a developed country's population characteristics in a third world environment.
The population growth of the South American country is computed to be approximately 0.7%. The total population of Uruguay is 3,460,607 at 2007 count.
This numbers makes it one of the least populated countries in the world. Uruguay is ranked 126 of a total of 193 nations in the United Nations.