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    • 06/03/2013 Francis O’Reilly and Conor McCormack 1
    • Name  The full name of Uruguay is Republica Oriental del Uruguay, which means Oriental Republic of Uruguay. The name of the country has been derived from a Guarani word, which when translated means “river of painted birds”.06/03/2013 Francis O’Reilly and Conor McCormack 2
    •  The official language of Uruguay is Spanish.  Uruguay is a multiparty presidential representative democratic republic, under which the President of Uruguay is both the head of state and the head of government06/03/2013 Francis O’Reilly and Conor McCormack 3
    • Jose Mujica  He is a vegetarian, and has been described as "the worlds poorest president", as he donates around 90 percent of his monthly salary, approximately $12,000, to charities to benefit poor people and small entrepreneurs06/03/2013 Francis O’Reilly and Conor McCormack 4
    • Origins  A staggering 88% of the Uruguayans are European descendants, which is very high as compared to quite a number of other Latin-American countries. This is due to the fact that Uruguay received a number of European immigrants from Spain and Italy during the 19th and 20th century.06/03/2013 Francis O’Reilly and Conor McCormack 5
    • Beaches  Uruguay has a coastline of about 500 kilometers, which offers some of the most beautiful and scenic beaches. Most of the good beaches are located towards the north of the coast, on the Atlantic Ocean.06/03/2013 Francis O’Reilly and Conor McCormack 6
    • Capital  The capital of Uruguay is Montevideo, which is the most populated area of this country. It is also a natural port and is an important business and commercial center.06/03/2013 Francis O’Reilly and Conor McCormack 7
    • Lifestyle  The people of Uruguay life a healthy lifestyle. The infant mortality rate is around 13.9/1000, which is very low and life expectancy at birth is 75.2 years. This is the highest in South America06/03/2013 Francis O’Reilly and Conor McCormack 8
    • Education  Uruguay also has one of the highest grades of literacy in Latin America. The official figures state that the rate of literacy in the country is around 97%.06/03/2013 Francis O’Reilly and Conor McCormack 9
    • Morality  As per Transparency International, Uruguay is rated as the least corrupt country in Latin America, along with Chile.06/03/2013 Francis O’Reilly and Conor McCormack 10
    • Democracy  The political and labor conditions of the country are among the freest on the continent.06/03/2013 Francis O’Reilly and Conor McCormack 11
    • Religion  Christianity is the main religion practice in the country. Almost more than half the populace comprises of Roman Catholics. The rest are Protestants and still others follow the Jewish religion.06/03/2013 Francis O’Reilly and Conor McCormack 12
    • Agriculture  Uruguay is largely dependent on agriculture and services for its economy. Agriculture accounts to over two-thirds of the total exports in the country.06/03/2013 Francis O’Reilly and Conor McCormack 13
    • Industry  The main industries in Uruguay include food processing, electrical machinery, transportation equipment, petroleum products, textiles, chemicals and beverages.06/03/2013 Francis O’Reilly and Conor McCormack 14
    • 06/03/2013 Francis O’Reilly and Conor McCormack 15
    • Literature  One of Uruguays most famous works of literature is Ariel by José Enrique Rodó (1871–1917). Written in 1900, the book deals with the need to maintain spiritual values while pursuing material and technical progress. Florencio Sánchez (1875–1910) wrote plays about social problems that are still performed today. Juan Zorrilla de San Martín (1855–1931) wrote epic poems about Uruguayan history. Juana de Ibarbourou (1895–1979) and Delmira Agustini (1866–1914) were also notable poets. Modern Uruguayan writers include Juan Carlos Onetti(author of No Mans Land and The Shipyard), novelist Mario Benedetti, social critic Eduardo Galeano, and Mario Jesús Moraes.06/03/2013 Francis O’Reilly and Conor McCormack 16
    • Music  Uruguayans enjoy musicals such as tango, folk, and waltz, as well as local forms such as, candombe, milonga and murga. Uruguays annual Carnival is a major event with many unique features distinguishing it from those of its neighbours.06/03/2013 Francis O’Reilly and Conor McCormack 17
    • 06/03/2013 Francis O’Reilly and Conor McCormack 18