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 3.39 million (2013 est.)
Language/s Spanish
Government and politics
Currency Uruguayan peso (UYU)
Gross domestic product (GDP) 2013 est USD 56.4 billion
Change over previous year +4.2%
Per capita GDP 2013 est USD 16,609
Swiss colony 2013 1,042 persons
Swiss exports 2013 CHF 270 million
Change over previous year +16.3%
Swiss imports 2013 CHF 37 million
Change over previous year +2%