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 Tabaré Vázquez
Head of government Tabaré Vázquez
Type of state presidential republic
Land area 176,215 km2
Capital Montevideo
Population 2015 (est.) 3.4 million
Language/s Spanish
Government and politics
Currency Uruguayan peso (UYU)
Gross domestic product (GDP) 2015 (est.) USD 58.1 billion
Change over previous year +2.8%
Per capita GDP 2015 (est.) USD 16,696
Swiss colony 2015 1067 persons
Swiss exports 2015 CHF 244 million
Change over previous year -7,7%
Swiss imports 2015 CHF 97.72 million
Change over previous year -4.6%