Urugay (UY)

A republic on the southeast coast of South America, bounded on the northeast by Brazil, on the west by the Uruguay River, which separates it from Argentina, and on the south by the estuary of the Río de la Plata and the Atlantic Ocean; it has an area of 68,037 square miles (176,215 square kilometers) and a population (1994) of 3.1 million. Ninety percent of the people are of European descent, chiefly Spanish and Italian, with a sprinkling of Brazilians, Portuguese, Germans, English, and Americans. It has the highest percentage of people of French descent in Latin America, mostly of Waldensian origin. Ten percent are Blacks and Indians, with mixtures of White in both of these. More than half of the people are Roman Catholics, but there is complete religious freedom, church and state being ...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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