Uruguay in brief

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To allow a glimpse on the characteristics of Uruguay, the FDFA provides key figures on the state, its politics and economy, its population and the Swiss nationals living there.

Government and politics
Head of state President Jose Mujica
Head of government Jose Mujica
Type of state presidential republic
Land area 176,215 km2
Capital Montevideo
Population 3.39 million (2013 est.)
Language/s Spanish
Government and politics
Currency Uruguayan peso (UYU)
Gross domestic product (GDP) 2013 est USD 51.7 billion
Change over previous year +3.8 %
Per capita GDP 2013 est USD 15,254
Swiss colony 2012 1019 persons
Swiss exports 2012 CHF 232 million
Change over previous year +75,2 %
Swiss imports 2012 CHF 35.24 million
Change over previous year -7.9 %