Where is Uruguay?

Uruguay is located in the South America region at latitude -32.522779 and longitude -55.765835 and is part of the South American continent.

The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:

  • 32° 31' 22.00'' S
  • 55° 45' 57.01'' W

You can see the location of Uruguay on the world map below:

Uruguay Neighboring Countries

The neighboring countries of Uruguay (UY) are:

  1. Argentina (AR)
  2. Brazil (BR)

Maritime Borders

Uruguay borders with the Atlantic Ocean.

Pin showing Uruguay on a map

Uruguay Related Content

Uruguay Key Facts

CountryUruguay
CoordinatesLatitude: -32.522779
Longitude: -55.765835
Country CodesAlpha 2: UY
Alpha 3: URY
Country Flag Emoji🇺🇾
Int. Phone Prefix+598
Capital cityMontevideo
Continent
Subcontinent
South America
South America
Country Area176,215 sq km
Population 20213,485,152
World Rank: 130
Median Age35.2
Life expectancy75.4
Major languagesSpanish (official), Portunol, or Brazilero
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 1
  • UTC−03:00
Internet TLD.uy
Biggest AirportCarrasco International Airport (MVD)
Average temperature17.55 °C
63.59 °F
Administrative Divisions19 departments
Political systemPresidential representative democratic republic

Uruguay Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupHigh income
World Bank RegionLatin America & Caribbean
CurrencyUruguayan Peso (UYU)
GDP in 2020$53.6 (billions of USD)
World Rank: 82
GDP per capita in 2020$15,419
World Rank: 51
Major Industries / Economic SectorsManufacturing, services, agriculture, energy
Top 5 Import CountriesBrazil, China, Argentina, United States, Germany
Top 5 Export CountriesBrazil, China, Argentina, United States, Germany

Biggest Cities in Uruguay

Here are the largest cities in Uruguay based on 2021 population data:

City Population
Montevideo 1,319,108
Salto 124,878
Ciudad de la Costa 112,449
Maldonado 86,782
Paysandu 76,429
Las Piedras 71,268
Rivera 64,465
Tacuarembo 54,755
Melo 51,830
Mercedes 41,974

Map of Uruguay with the Largest Cities

Other Countries in the South America Region