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  • Oriental Republic of Uruguay
    República Oriental del Uruguay

    Political Status: Independent state proclaimed in 1825; republic established in 1830; presidential-congressional system reinstated on March 1, 1985, supplanting military-controlled civilian government in power since February 1973.

    Area: 68,037 sq. mi. (176,215 sq. km).

    Population: 3,432,618 (2014E—UN); 3,332,972 (2014E—U.S. Census).

    Major Urban Center (2011E): MONTEVIDEO (1,672,000).

    Official Language: Spanish.

    Monetary Unit: Uruguayan Peso (market rate October 1, 2014: 24.67 pesos = $1US).

    President: José Alberto MUJICA Cordano (Progressive Encounter—Broad Front); elected on November 29, 2009, and inaugurated on March 1, 2010, for a five-year term, succeeding Tabaré Ramón VÁZQUEZ Rosas (Progressive Encounter—Broad Front); named a new government on March 2, 2010.

    Vice President: Danilo ASTORI (Progressive Encounter–Broad Front); elected on November 29, 2009, and inaugurated on March 1, 2010, for a term concurrent with that of ...

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