Uruguay flag information
Description flag of Uruguay
nine equal horizontal stripes of white (top and bottom) alternating with blue; a white square in the upper hoist-side corner with a yellow sun bearing a human face known as the Sun of May with 16 rays that alternate between triangular and wavy
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Official country name
Oriental Republic of Uruguay
Republica Oriental del Uruguay (long)
Banda Oriental, Cisplatine Province
Uruguayan(s) (noun) Uruguay (adjective)
Spanish, Portunol, or Brazilero (Portuguese-Spanish mix on the Brazilian frontier)
3,477,778 ranked 133, (data 2008)
second-smallest South American country (after Suriname); most of the low-lying landscape (three-quarters of the country) is grassland, ideal for cattle and sheep raising. The lowest point is Atlantic Ocean 0 m.
Coastline 660 km.
1,648km, Argentina 580 km, Brazil 1,068 km.
19 departments (departamentos, singular - departamento); Artigas, Canelones, Cerro Largo, Colonia, Durazno, Flores, Florida, Lavalleja, Maldonado, Montevideo, Paysandu, Rio Negro, Rivera, Rocha, Salto, San Jose, Soriano, Tacuarembo, Treinta y Tres
25 August 1825 (from Brazil)