Major Cities: Piriápolis, Punta del Este, Colonia el Sacramento, Rivera
Weather: As it is located in the temperate zone of the Southern hemisphere, the climate at Uruguay is moderate with average temperatures ranging from 12ºC in the winter to 25ºC in the summer. Sunny days are predominant during most of the year. However, it is usual that the weather presents certain instability. The winds blowing from the North bring humidity and heat to the area, whereas the pampero gusts (the wind blowing from the pampas) and the Southern wind are colder and drier.
Currency: Uruguayan Peso
Religion: There is complete freedom of worship guaranteed by the Uruguayan Constitution and there are several different religions. Though Roman Catholic is the most popular religion, practiced by 56.2% of the population, there are more than 70 different religions. The most common are Protestantism, Judaism and Islamism.
Electricity: The electrical voltage is 220V. 50 Hz plugs of two types are used: Round terminal or planar inverted-V shape.
Country Calling Code: +598
Economy:The economy has traditionally been based on agriculture, wool, rice, textiles, leather, meat, and tourism.
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