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Uruguay. Uruguay is located in South America The capital is Montevideo Population: 3,510,386 people The bordering countries are Argentina and Brazil .

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Uruguay is located in South America

The capital is Montevideo

Population: 3,510,386 people

The bordering countries are Argentinaand Brazil


The Sun emblem is the “Sun of May” with symbols freedom and independence. The nine white and blue stripes represents the nine providences located in Uruguay. This Uruguay flag was adopted on July 11, 1830 making this one of the oldest flag’s in the world. This flag had seventeen stripes in 1828, but it got reduced to nine in 1830. The colors of this flag was inspired by Argentina; the design was inspired by the United States.


Uruguay’s Independence

During the early 1800’s, a solider named Jose Gerasio Artigas organized an army to fight for independence from Spain. In 1811, Artigas and his forces laid siege to Montevideo. Just when they had already defeated the Spaniards, Portuguese troops from Brazil attacked both the Spanish and Uruguayans armies. Rather than submit to either Spanish or Portuguese rule, Artigas led his forces and thousands of Uruguayans into the countryside leaving much of Uruguay abandoned. The Spanish surrendered Montevideo to troops in 1814. This surrender permanently ended Spanish control of Uruguay.


Historical Significance

Indians were the first people to live in what is now Uruguay. They gathered wild fruit and seeds and hunted game for food. The Charrua Indians, the largest group, were a warlike tribe. In 1516, the Spanish navigator Juan Diaz de Solis became the first white person to land in Uruguay. But when he and part of his crew went ashore, the Charrua killed them. Because Uruguay lacked gold and other riches, it attracted few other Europeans until the later 1600’s.

desembarco de los treinta y tres landing of the 33
Desembarco de los Treinta y Tres (Landing of the 33)

This holiday is celebrated on April 19thcommemorating the fight by 33 Uruguayan patriots for independence from Portuguese.


Palacio Salvo

Often referred to as the symbol of Montvideo, the Salvo Palace was once the tallest building in South America. There’s only 26 stories which make’s Salvo Palace the cities highest structure. Unfortunately, it’s highest floors are not open to the public, though you can visit the lobby, which host frequent exhibitions.


The Minning Sector of Uruguay

Geological Setting and Discovery Potential

Crystalline terrains crop out mainly in the south of Uruguay and are an extension of the Brazilian Shield. The crystalline outcrop area covers nearly 44% of the national territory and it is divided into two geochronologic provinces: a Craton province dating more than 1800 million years and an Oriental province between 700 and 600 million years old.

The geology of Uruguay consists of a basement of Pre-Cambrian supracrustal rocks partially covered by younger sediments and flood basalts. The supracrustallithologic package includes a broad spectrum of intrusive, extrusive and sedimentary rocks ranging from large alkaline crystalline plutons, belts of felsic to ultrabasicvolcanics and a full suite of sediments.


José Gervasio Artigas

Artigas was born in Montevideo on June 19, 1764.

José Gervasio Artigas is revered as Uruguay's greatest national hero. Called the Primer Jefe de los Orientales and Primer estadista de la Revolución del Río de la Plata, (First Leader of the Orientales and first statesman of the Rio de la Plata Revolution,)



DelmiraAgustini was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1886. At a young age she began to compose and publish poems in literacy journals. Soon she attracted the attention of Latin America's preeminent intellectuals who, however, remarked her beauty and youth over her poetry. In 1907, DelmiraAgustini published her first book of poems called El libroblanco.


Uruguay’s Soccer(football) Team

Soccer is the most popular sport in Uruguay. Many children begin playing soccer as soon as they walk. Soccer games draw huge crowds to the statiums.


1- Fabian Carini

12-Gustavo Manua

23- Federico Elduayen


3- AlejanderoLembo

14-Gonzalo Sorondo

4- Paolo Montro

6- Dario Rodriguez

19-Joe Bizera

2- Gustavo Mendez


10-Fabian O'Neill

7-Gianni Guigou

22-Gonzalo de los Santos


10-Fabian O'Neill

7-Gianni Guigou

22-Gonzalo de los Santos

16-Marcelo Romero

15-Nicolas Olivera

5-Pablo Garcia


9-Dario Silva

11-Federico Magallanes

18-Richard Morales

13-Sebastian Abreu

21-Diego Forlan

20-Alvaro Recoba

8-Gustavo Varela

17-Mario Regueiro

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Works Cited Page

Internet References:

1.) http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0108124.html#axzz0wDRI7y6f

2.) http://www.worldflags101.com/u/uruguay-flag.aspx

3.) http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/soccer/world/2002/world_cup/players/uruguay/

Book References:

1.) Wilkie, Richard W. “Uruguay” World Book Encyclopedia 2007 ed. Volume 20

2.) O’Malley, Charlie Uruguay California: Wiley Publishing Inc. 5th ed.