Uruguay, formally the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, is a small South American country located at the southern part of the continent bordered by Brazil in the north and east, Argentina in the west and South Atlantic Ocean, which provides the maritime boundary to the country in the south. The country has a total area of 176,215 sq. km. making it the ninety one largest country of the world. Uruguay has a 660 km. long coastline. The terrain of the country is mainly plain area with low hills and fertile lowlands. The absolute location of the country is 33° 00' S latitudes and 56° 00' W longitudes.
The country experiences warm temperate climate almost throughout the year. Montevideo, the capital and the largest city of the country is the southernmost capital city in the whole Americas. This city also is the top city in Latin America with good quality of life. The Port of Montevideo is one of major ports of South America, and it is also one of the most advanced container terminal in the continent of South America.
Uruguayan culture has strong European trace mainly due to the European colonization of the country in the past.
Last Updated : June 24, 2014