The Oriental Republic of Uruguay (or Uruguay as it is commonly referred to as) is situated in the south of America and it has a population of about 3.46 million. Of this number, about 1.7 people live in the capital city of the country and it is called Montevideo. This city is a metropolitan city. More than 4/5th of the people living in Uruguay are of European and mixed ethnicities. The South Atlantic Ocean is situated on the southeast of the country and on its southwest there is the estuary of Rio de la Plata.
Uruguay is considered to be South America’s second smallest nation and it has an area of about 68,036 square miles. Its landscape includes low hill ranges and rolling plains.
The Cerro Catedral located in the Sierra Carape hill range is the highest point in Uruguay and it stands tall at 1,685 ft. The country experiences a temperate climate with cold winters and hot summers. While frost is common in the country, snow is not.
Spanish is a language that is commonly spoken in Uruguay. Most of the ethnic groups are of Italian and Spanish origins. There are people of other ethnic groups as well like the Greeks, Austrians, Lithuanians, Irish, British, Portuguese, Germans, etc.