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176.215 km2



'Freedom or Death'

National Flower
Ceibo (Erythrina crista-galli)

National Animal
Tero (Vanellus chilensis lampronotus)

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Uruguay, formally the Oriental Republic of Uruguay (Spanish: República Oriental del Uruguay), is a nation in the southeastern district of South America. It fringes Argentina to its west and Brazil to its north and east, with the Río de la Plata (River of Silver) toward the south and the Atlantic Ocean toward the southeast. With a territory of roughly 176,000 square kilometers (68,000 sq mi), Uruguay is geologically the second-littlest country in South America, after Suriname.

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Uruguay Map

176.215 km2 (89th)


Uruguay Capital


Montevideo is the capital and biggest city of Uruguay with a zone of 201 square kilometers (78 sq mi). The southernmost capital city in the Americas, Montevideo is arranged on the southern shore of the nation, on the northeastern bank of the Río de la Plata. The city was built up in 1724 by a Spanish fighter, Bruno Mauricio de Zabala, as a vital move in the midst of the Spanish-Portuguese disagreement about the platine district. It was additionally under brief British guideline in 1807.


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Uruguay Motto

'Freedom or Death'

National Flower of Uruguay

Uruguay National Flower

Ceibo (Erythrina crista-galli)

Erythrina crista-galli, regularly known as the cockspur coral tree, is a blossoming tree in the family Fabaceae, local to Argentina, Uruguay, southern Brazil and Paraguay. It is broadly planted as a road or greenery enclosure tree in different nations, outstandingly in California. It is known by a few normal names inside South America: ceibo, seíbo (Spanish), corticeira (Portuguese) and the more equivocal bucaré, to give some examples. Its particular designation crista-galli signifies "cockerel's brush" in Latin.

National Animal of Uruguay

Uruguay National Animal

Tero (Vanellus chilensis lampronotus)

The southern lapwing (Vanellus chilensis) is a wader in the request Charadriiformes. It is a typical and boundless inhabitant all through South America, with the exception of in thickly forested areas (for example the greater part of the Amazon), the higher pieces of the Andes and the dry shore of a huge piece of western South America. This winged animal is especially normal in the bowl of the Rio de la Plata. It has additionally been spreading through Central America as of late. It achieved Trinidad in 1961 and Tobago in 1974, and has quickly expanded on the two islands, sporadically advancing North to Barbados where one sets mated, settled and created chicks in 2007. The Southern lapwing is the national fowl of Uruguay, and one of the images of the Brazilian state Rio Grande do Sul. This lapwing is the main peaked wader in South America. It is 32 to 38 cm (13 to 15 in) long and weighs roughly 250 to 425 g (8.8 to 15.0 oz). The upperparts are chiefly earthy dark, with a bronze shining on the shoulders. The head is especially striking; for the most part dim with a dark temple and throat fix broadening onto the dark bosom. A white outskirt isolates the dark of the face from the dim of the head and peak. The remainder of the underparts are white, and the eye ring, legs and the vast majority of the bill are pink. It is outfitted with red hard expansions under the wings (goads), used to threaten adversaries and battle flying creatures of prey. Amid its moderate fluttering flight, the southern lapwing demonstrates an expansive white wing bar isolating the dim dark colored of the back and wing coverts from the dark flight quills. The back end is white and the tail dark.




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