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Uruguay / COVID-19
Population 3,286,314
Total Confirmed 957629
Active 950298
Total deaths 7331
Total recovered 0
Death rate 0.77 %


Uruguay ( (listen); Spanish: [uɾuˈɣwaj] (listen)), officially the Oriental Republic of Uruguay (Spanish: República Oriental del Uruguay; Portuguese: República Oriental do Uruguai), is a country in the southeastern region of South America. It borders Argentina to its west and southwest and Brazil to its north and east, with the Río de la Plata (River of Silver) to the south east and the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast. Uruguay is home to an estimated 3.45 million individuals, of whom 1.8 million reside in the metropolitan region of its capital and largest city, Montevideo. With an area of approximately 176,000 square kilometers (68,000 sq mi), Uruguay is the second-smallest nation in South America, after Suriname. Uruguay was inhabited by the Charrúa individuals for approximately 4,000 years before the Portuguese established Colónia perform Sacramento in 1680; Europeans colonized Uruguay compared with neighboring countries. The Spanish in the early 18th century founded montevideo, signifying the claims. Uruguay won its independence between 1828 and 1811, after later, and a battle between Spain and Portugal Argentina and Brazil. It remained subject to intervention and influence with the military playing with a role in national politics. A series of financial disasters put an end to a democratic period that had begun in the early 20th century, culminating in a 1973 coup, which established a dictatorship. The military authorities persecuted socialists leftists, and opponents, resulting in several deaths and several cases of torture by the military; the military power to a civilian government in 1985. Uruguay is a democratic republic, with a president who serves as both head of state and head of government. Uruguay is ranked first in Latin America in democracy, peace awareness of corruption, e-government, and is first in South America when it comes to press size of the class freedom and prosperity. On a per-capita basis, more troops are contributed by Uruguay to United Nations peacekeeping missions than any other country. It tops lack of terrorism, a position within South America's rank. It ranks second in the region on per-capita income, income equality, economic liberty and inflows of FDI. Uruguay is the third-best country on the continent in terms of HDI, GDP growth, innovation and infrastructure. It is seen as a high-income country by the UN. Uruguay was ranked the third-best from the world in. Uruguay is an important global exporter of combed wool, rice, soybeans beef, malt and milk. Nearly 95% of Uruguay's electricity comes from wind parks, mostly facilities and renewable energy. Uruguay is a founding member of the United Nations, OAS, Mercosur, UNASUR and NAM. Uruguay is considered as one of the countries in Latin America. It ranks high on measures of rights, tolerance, and inclusion issues. The Economist called Uruguay"country of the year" in 2013, acknowledging the policy of legalizing the production, consumption and sale of cannabis. Abortion and same-sex marriage are also legal.

Source: Wikipedia