Name Uruguay (Cost of living)
Country ISO codes UY / URY
Continent South America
Continent code SA
Capital Montevideo
Area 17502
DD coordinates -32.558317 / -55.811697
DMS coordinates -32°33'29.94" S / -55°48'42.11" W
UTM coordinates 21H 611559.49427995 6397053.7387895
Total cities 245
Flag of Uruguay

Uruguay on map

Uruguay is a part of the South America continent. It's geographical location is subject to the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) standardization, which, for Uruguay, is UY.

It's territory covers an area of 17502 square kilometers. The country’s administration comes from Montevideo, the capital city of Uruguay. On nationwide level, Spanish is declared to be the official language(es) of the country.

On its territory, there are multiple nationalities and ethnic groups represented, such as Uruguayans. Highways and other transport links are characterized by a rather right-side road traffic. Traveling by car, people can drive 77732 km of roadways. Railway surfaces by length cover a total area of 1673 km. Uruguay merchant ships, tankers, and other types of maritime transport have access to 1600 km of waterways.

Regular telecommunication operations are performed with the use of 598 prefix. Citizens and residents of the country use UYI, UYU as the main currency to purchase goods and pay for services. Most people in Uruguay live according to the America/Chicago time zone, which is also the one used in Montevideo.

More about Uruguay

Official languages Spanish
Nationalities Uruguayans
Road traffic Right
Domain zone .uy
Phone codes 598
Currencies UYI, UYU
Life expectancy males Ø 74,0 years
Life expectancy females Ø 81,4 years
Birthrate 13,9 ‰
Deathrate 9,5 ‰
Males/Females 48,3%/51,7%


GDP 2,02 bn $
Exportations 15981,2 M $
Importations 12747,4 M $
Tourism receipts 2,10 bn $
Unemployment rate 12,7%
Inflation rate 7,88%
Corruption index 71 (good)
Energy consumption 10,8 bn kWh

Land use

3% Urban areas 4690 km²
83% Agricultural areas 145487 km²
11% Forest 18574 km²
0% Water areas 1200 km²
4% Others 7469 km²


Roadways 77732 km
Railways 1673 km
Waterways 1600 km
Commercial harbors 60
Airports 51

Uruguay cities by first letter

Filter by starting letters of the city (cities - 245):

ISO 2 Flag Name Continent Capital Distance
KOR Flag of South Korea South Korea Asia Seoul 19561 km
PRK Flag of North Korea North Korea Asia Pyongyang 19102 km
TWN Flag of Taiwan Taiwan Asia Taipei 18967 km
JPN Flag of Japan Japan Asia Tokyo 18771 km
HKG Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong Asia - 18512 km
MAC Flag of Macao Macao Asia - 18456 km
CHN Flag of China China Asia Beijing 18139 km
PHL Flag of Philippines Philippines Asia Manila 17690 km
MNG Flag of Mongolia Mongolia Asia - 17670 km
LAO Flag of Laos Laos Asia Vientiane 17434 km
ISO 2 Flag Name Continent Capital Distance
ARG Flag of Argentina Argentina South America Buenos Aires 959 km
PRY Flag of Paraguay Paraguay South America Asuncion 1047 km
CHL Flag of Chile Chile South America Santiago 1468 km
BOL Flag of Bolivia Bolivia South America Sucre 1970 km
BRA Flag of Brazil Brazil South America Brasilia 2054 km
FLK Flag of Falkland Islands Falkland Islands South America - 2162 km
SGS Flag of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Antarctica - 2847 km
PER Flag of Peru Peru South America Lima 3261 km
SUR Flag of Suriname Suriname South America Paramaribo 4057 km
GUF Flag of French Guiana French Guiana South America Cayenne 4068 km

There are many ways to find how far is Uruguay (UY) from other places on map, North pole, Equator or South pole, there are 2 common methods - the distance calculated in kilometers and miles by Haversine formula.

From Uruguay to Haversine
North pole 13628 km 8468 mil
Equator 6864 km 4265 mil
South pole 6387 km 3969 mil
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People also ask - FAQ

The most longest distances between Uruguay and South Korea is 19561 kilometers or 12155 miles.
The most smallest distances between Uruguay and Argentina is 959 kilometers or 596 miles.
We found information about 245 cities.
The capital of UY is Montevideo with population in 2021 over 5043 people.
The area of Uruguay (UY) is 17502 square kilometers.
Yes, Uruguay is part of the continent of South America.
Official name of UY is The Eastern Republic of Uruguay.
Uruguay has approximately 51 airports.