Uruguay

Located in South America, Uruguay lies between Brazil and Argentina. To the south of Uruguay is the Rio de la Plata (River Plate) estuary; to the east is the South Atlantic Ocean.

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Population: 3.3 million
Ethnic Groups: White (88%), Mestizo (8%), Black (4%)
Languages: Spanish (Official), Portunol, Brazilero
Religions: Roman Catholic (47.1%), non-Catholic Christians (11.1%), non-denominational (23.2%), Jewish (0.3%), Atheist or Agnostic (17.2%), Other (1.1%)
Capital: Montevideo
CIA: The World Factbook - Last Updated July 11, 2017

Uruguayans in Toronto

Uruguayan Population:
In Canada: 6,795
In the GTA: 3,450
In Toronto: 1,115

Uruguay became independent from Spain in 1828 and has enjoyed a long history of democratic governments - except for the military regime from 1973 to 1985. Today, Uruguay has a relatively high standard of living and a high literacy rate for a country in Latin America. Although its economy fluctuates with the economic fortunes of surrounding economies (such as Brazil's), Uruguay's economy is quite stable. Although many Uruguyans identify as Catholic, Uruguay's society is very secular. In fact religious holidays have even been re-named. For example, many refer to Christmas as "Family Day."

Settlement Services in the GTA

Club Uruguay Toronto
101 Freshway Drive #16
Vaughan, ON

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