Location & History: The smallest republic in South America, Uruguay lies in southern S. America, on the Atlantic Ocean. Formerly a part of the Spanish Viceroyalty of Rio de la Plata and subsequently a province of Brazil, Uruguay became independent on August 25, 1825. After a military coup of 1976, civilian government was restored in 1985.
Economy and Crops: Livestock raising is Uruguay's principal occupation and takes up 60% of its total land area. The chief products are meat, wool, hides, corn, wheat, citrus fruit, rice, tobacco, oats and linseed.
Industry: Important industries are vinery, meatpacking, textiles, cement and oil products.
Socialist measures were adopted as far back s 1911. The welfare programmes earned Uruguay a reputation as the Switzerland of Latin America.
Mission in India:
Embassy of Uruguay
A-16/2, Vasant Vihar,
New Delhi - 110 057, India
Tel: 91 - 11 - 2615 1991, 92
Fax: 91 - 11 - 2614 4306