Uruguayans in France

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Uruguayans in France are people born in Uruguay who emigrated to France.


French culture has long had a strong influence in Uruguay, with its secondary education and University tailored to the French model. This is a reason why many Uruguayans have found France attractive as a country to pursue higher studies; many of them decided to stay.

During the civic-military dictatorship of Uruguay (1973-1985), some expatriates spent their exile years in France. There are as well a number of French-born people of Uruguayan descent.

Expatriate Uruguayans have their own institutions in France,[1] such as the Consultative Council in Paris.[2]

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  1. ^ French-Uruguayan associations (Spanish) (French)
  2. ^ "List of Consultative Councils of Uruguayans abroad". Retrieved 1 November 2013.  (Spanish)

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