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Uruguay is known for its diverse natural settings and cultural heritage. The country features Atlantic beaches, rural areas, and historical sites like Colonia del Sacramento, a UNESCO World Heritage site that showcases Uruguay's colonial past and architecture. Uruguayan culture is shaped by European, mainly Spanish and Italian, influences mixed with local traditions.

This is seen in Uruguay's food, which combines various flavors and cooking methods, and in its music, blending traditional and modern elements. The arts in Uruguay also reflect this cultural diversity. Notable cultural events include the extensive Carnival, known for its cultural importance, and the Festival of La Patria Gaucha, celebrating Uruguay's cowboy (gaucho) heritage. These cultural elements, together with Uruguay's progressive social policies, highlight a society valuing its history while embracing current trends and addressing modern issues.


Economics & Tourism


Cost Of Living Index

Annual Tourists
3 million

Homicide Rate
11.2 per 100,000

Median Income

Tourism Revenue
$ 588 million (2023)

Top Activities
Cultural Tours, Food Tours, Beaches

Source: World Bank | CIA World Factbook | Statista | Trading Economics | UNODC | NUMBEO



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