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Population: 3,360,105 (July 2001 est.)

Languages: Spanish, Portunol, or Brazilero (Portuguese-Spanish mix on the Brazilian frontier)

Background: A violent Marxist urban guerrilla movement, the Tupamaros, launched in the late 1960s, led Uruguay's president to agree to military control of his administration in 1973. By the end of the year the rebels had been crushed, but the military continued...

Currency: Uruguayan peso (UYU, UYU (31.30 = US$1))

Data from CIA World Factbook. Click on CIA link for more. Click on map or flag for larger images.


Font Foundries from Uruguay

 · TipoType

Typographic People from Uruguay

 · Camila Basso Rubbo
 · José de los Santos Segú
 · Fernando Díaz
 · Vicente Lamónaca
 · Fernanda Núñez
 · Martin Sommaruga

Related Links

 · Tipografía Montevideo
 · CIA World Factbook: Uruguay
 · Ethnologue: Languages of Uruguay
 · BBC Country profile: Uruguay