Uruguay is a small southeastern South American country and is bordered by Argentina to the west and Brazil to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. This small country is also called the Switzerland of South America, not because for hits geographical features but for it stable democracy and social benefits such as free education. About 88% of Uruguay's population are of European descent.
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The country is mainly a subtropical climate and due to the absence of nearby mountains, the country is vulnerable to rapid weather changes and wind. Due to the abundance of water, high humidity and fog are common in Uruguay. Temperature in Uruguay is uniform throughout the year with an average high temperature of 21˚C and and average low of 11˚C. Rainfall normal occurs during autumn months with regular rainfall occurring during the winter months. The average yearly rainfall is about 950mm.
Major attractions in Uruguay
- Confitería Irisarri, Minas
- Los Dedos (the fingers)
- Castillo de Piria
- Colonia del Sacramento
- Plaza Independencia
- Montevideo Centenario Stadium and Football Museum
- Palacio Legislativo
- Rambla (Promenade) of Montevideo
Health and safety
Tap water within the major cities are safe to drink.
Hospital Britanico, BlueCross & BlueShield Hospitals have European-quality service and are clean and efficient.
Preparing to visit
It is also advisable not to compare the people from Uruguay with the Argentinians due to their sensitive relationship with the country.
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