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About Uruguay

Uruguay is a South American country on the Atlantic side. This Portuguese colony is known for its beach-lined coast. Though the country has had a series of economic crisis it is well known for democracy, peace, low corruption, e-governance, and press freedom in the Latin America region. The country is also regarded as the most socially advanced and ranks high on human rights and tolerance.

Uruguay’s economy is based on agriculture and livestock. The primary crops are soybeans, wool, meat, quinces, etc., They have beautiful vineyards. Tourism also plays an important role in the country’s development.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionLatin America
Capital CityMontevideo
Government TypeUnitary presidential constitutional republic
Official LanguagesSpanish, Portuguese
CurrencyUruguayan peso, UYU
Phone Code +598
Important CitiesSalto, Ciudad de la Costa, Paysandú, Las Piedras, Rivera, Maldonado, Tacuarembó, Melo, Mercedes
National DayIndependence Day (25th Aug)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking101 (Medium)
Primary Industriesfood processing, electrical machinery, transportation equipment, petroleum products, textiles, chemicals, beverages
Major Exportsbeef, soybeans, cellulose, rice, wheat, wood, dairy products, wool.
Major Exports to IndiaFuels, Vegetables, Stone and Glass, Food Products, Plastic or Rubber, Machinery and Electricals, Hides and skins, Wood, Chemicals, Metals
Major Importsrefined oil, crude oil, passenger and other transportation vehicles, vehicle parts, cellular phones.
Major Imports from IndiaPlastic or Rubber, Chemicals, Textiles and Clothing, Metals, Machinery and Electricals, Vegetables, Stone and Glass, Raw materials, Wood, Hides and skins
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (BIPPA), Southern Common Market India (MERCOSUR India), Agreement for cooperation in renewable energy, Agreement between the Uruguayan Diplomatic Academy and the Foreign Service Institute of India, Agreement on long-term visa for businessmen
Bordering NationsBrazil, Argentina
Member ofAntarctic treaty system(ATS), Community of Latin American,Caribbean States(CELAC), Community of Latin American and Caribbean States(CLACS), Group of 77(G77), Organization of American States(OAS), Organization of Ibero-American States(OIAS), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO), South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone(ZPCAS)
Indian Embassy Details for UruguayEmbassy of India
H.E. Dinesh Bhatia
Honourable Ambassador
Torre Madero, 19th Floor, Avenida Eduardo Madero, 942, Buenos Aires - C1106ACW, Argentina
0054-11-4393-4001, 0054-11-4393-4156


Embassy Details of Uruguay in IndiaEmbassy of Uruguay
H.E. Mr. Alberto Antonio Guani Amarilla
B-8/3, Vasant ViharNew Delhi-110057
+91-11-2615 1991, 2615 1992, 2615 1993 (O)

Honorary Consulate of Uruguay in Mumbai
H.E. Mr. S. Ramadorai
Honorary Consul
9th Floor, Nirmal Building, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021
+91-22- 22854614, 22854616 (O)