Uruguay, home to more than 3.3 million people, is the second-smallest nation in South America by area. Nearly 2 million of it’s inhabitants live in and around the capital city of Montevideo.
The official language is Spanish.
It is a democratic constitutional republic, with a president who is both head of state and head of government.
One of the most secular states in South America, church and state are strictly separated. In the most recent survey taken in 2008, Catholicism listed as the main religion, with 45.7% of the population. 30.1% reported believing in a god, but not belonging to any religion, and 14% were Atheist or Agnostic.
The peso uruguayo is the currency and is subdivided into 100 centésimos.