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Uruguay Tourism

Uruguay lies across the Rio de la Plata from Buenos Aires (Argentina). If you thought the tango is the copyright of Argentina then you have got to see what a favorite it is with the people in Uruguay! They celebrate the Carnival with the joie de vivre of all Hispanic Americans. People visit this country to see the sublime Atlantic beach resorts, the beautiful town of Colonia still frozen in the 18th century and enjoy the great range of sports on offer.

About half the population of Uruguay lives in Greater Montevideo. Europeans will find their own kind in Uruguay, as Uruguayans are all basically European, mostly of Spanish and Italian origin. So its a little bit of Europe in South America – and a happy mix it is!

One of the achievements of education in Uruguay is the high literacy rate, reaching 94% of the population. The population enjoys a good overall educational level and the proportion of university-educated professionals in relation to the total population is the highest in Latin America.

The Uruguayans like their siesta, so if out shopping some shops may be shut in the afternoons.

Smoking in public places is banned and the fine is heavy – so be careful and stub those cigarettes out.

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