URUGUAY: A COUNTRY TO VISIT, TO MOVE TO, TO INNOVATE AND CREATE.
Welcome to Uruguay!
This is the digital entrance door to the country for those interested in knowing what Uruguay has to offer.
You will find a organized selection of images, videos, texts, and links to sites of interest, to access all the information that each visitor needs.
This site gathers valuable information which allows visitors to learn different areas of our country according to the interests: for those who come for tourism or come to settle; those who want to invest or seek to trade.
We invite you to discover Uruguay.
Uruguay was historically known as the “Switzerland of America”. With high rates of literacy (98%) and with the longest-standing political parties on the planet, its democratic quality is renowned internationally.
This reputation as a reliable country, with unique institutional stability and the lowest corruption rate in the continent, is combined with legal, fiscal, and political certainty which is very much appreciated by all foreigners who arrive in the country to live or to undertake business ventures.
QUALITY OF LIFE
Some people call it the “Scandinavia of the South”. The greatest achievement of Uruguayan society in its 200 years of history is leading all continental and world rankings which guarantee the quality of life of its people.
It leads all freedom, individual rights, gender equality, social mobility, social inclusion, protection, health, and education coverage rankings. Moreover, it is at the top of the ranking concerning equality and income distribution and it has the lowest poverty rate.
Uruguay Natural, also in our country brand, is a rich land, with plentiful pastures and springs, four seasons of a mild climate, and hundreds of kilometers along the coasts of the Atlantic Ocean. A land privileged by nature.
Its people transformed this natural wealth into a culture of sustainable production, to manufacture the best food and quality products in the world. Uruguay stands out for the quality of life of its people and the quality of its products.
A COUNTRY FULL OF ENERGY
Passion for football,
sharing a mate,
a walk along the waterfront,
barbecued meat with a good Tannat.
A band of drummers,
gauchos and horses,
Tango and Río de la Plata tradition.
The Cultural Wealth
is still preserved in the traditions,
and passed on generation by generation.
SOME REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS
- #1 Quality of life (Latin America)
- #1 ESG Rating on environmental, social, and governance criteria (Latin America)
- #1 One Laptop per Child (Worldwide)
- #1 Telecommunications and digital inclusion (Latin America)
- #1 The Best Meat - Meat Sciences 2022 (Worldwide)
- #1 Renewable energies 97% (LATAM)
- #2 Renewable energies 97% (Worldwide)
- #1 Freedom Index (Worldwide)
- #1 Software producer per capita (LATAM)
NEWS FROM URUGUAY
INFORMATION OF INTEREST
Area and Population
Population: 3,473,727 hab.
Area: 176.215 sq. km
Density: 20 people per sq. km
Capital city: Montevideo 1,325,000 inhabitants
Official language: Spanish
Borders: Brazil and Argentina
Coast: 250 km Atlantic Ocean / 425 km Río de la Plata
Flight time to:
Buenos Aires: 30 Min
Asunción: 1.50 Hs
Santiago de Chile: 2.30 Hs
San Pablo: 2.30 Hs
Miami: 9.00 Hs
New York: 11.00 Hs
Madrid: 12.00 Hs
Sydney: 15.00 Hs
Emergency telephone number
Currency and exchange rate
Exchanges all foreign currencies (Banks and foreign exchange bureaus).
220v power plugs and sockets are of type C, F, I, and L.