Islam in Uruguay

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The statistics for Islam in Uruguay estimate a total Muslim population of 300[1] to 400, representing 0.01 percent of the population.[2]

A significant Muslim population lives in Chuy, near the Brazilian border.

There are four Islamic centers, in Montevideo:

1) Egyptian Cultural Islamic Center.
2) Center for the Practice and Propagation of Islam, situated at Yi 1586 and Cerro Largo.
3) Fraternidad Islámica del Uruguay
4) Islamic Center Uruguay, situated at Ejido and Soriano. This centre is more than 10 years old[when?] and its director is Alí Jalil Ahmad, a Syrian businessman who works as a real state agent and Halal meat trader. According to him, about 30 people attend to the centre weekly, both immigrants and locals.[3]

There are no mosques in Uruguay.[3]