Outline of Uruguay
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Uruguay:
Uruguay – sovereign country located in southeastern South America. It is home to 3.46 million people, of which 1.7 million live in the capital Montevideo and its metropolitan area. Montevideo was founded by the Spanish in the early 18th century as a military stronghold. Uruguay won its independence in 1825-1828 following a three-way struggle between Spain, Argentina and Brazil. It is a constitutional democracy, where the president fulfills the roles of both head of state and head of government. The economy is largely based on agriculture (making up 10% of GDP and the most substantial export) and the state sector, Uruguay's economy is on the whole more stable than in its surrounding states, and it maintains a solid reputation with investors.
- Pronunciation: (// (listen); Spanish: [uɾuˈɣwaj])
- Common English country name: Uruguay
- Official English country name: The Oriental Republic of Uruguay
- Common endonym(s): Uruguay
- Official endonym(s): República Oriental del Uruguay
- Adjectival(s): Uruguayan
- Demonym(s): Oriental, Uruguayan
- Etymology: Name of Uruguay
- International rankings of Uruguay
- ISO country codes: UY, URY, 858
- ISO region codes: See ISO 3166-2:UY
- Internet country code top-level domain: .uy
Geography of Uruguay
- Uruguay is: a country
- Population of Uruguay: 3,340,000 - 132nd most populous country
- Area of Uruguay: 176,215 km2
- Atlas of Uruguay
Environment of Uruguay
- Climate of Uruguay
- Renewable energy in Uruguay
- Geology of Uruguay
- Protected areas of Uruguay
- Wildlife of Uruguay
Natural geographic features of Uruguay
- Fjords of Uruguay: none
- Glaciers of Uruguay: none
- Islands of Uruguay
- Lakes of Uruguay
- Mountains of Uruguay
- Volcanoes in Uruguay: none
- Rivers of Uruguay
- Valleys of Uruguay
- World Heritage Sites in Uruguay: Colonia del Sacramento
Regions of Uruguay
Regions of Uruguay
Ecoregions of Uruguay
List of ecoregions in Uruguay
Demography of Uruguay
Government and politics of Uruguay
- Form of government: presidential representative democratic republic
- Capital of Uruguay: Montevideo
- Elections in Uruguay
- Political parties in Uruguay
Branches of the government of Uruguay
Executive branch of the government of Uruguay
Legislative branch of the government of Uruguay
- Parliament of Uruguay (bicameral)
Judicial branch of the government of Uruguay
Foreign relations of Uruguay
International organization membership
The Eastern Republic of Uruguay is a member of:
Law and order in Uruguay
- Cannabis in Uruguay
- Constitution of Uruguay
- Human rights in Uruguay
Military of Uruguay
Local government in Uruguay
History of Uruguay
History of Uruguay, by period or event
- Indigenous peoples of Uruguay
- Spanish colonization of the Americas
- Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata (1776–1814)
- Banda Oriental
- British invasions of the Río de la Plata (1806–1807)
- Liga Federal (1815–1820)
- Cisplatina (1821–1828)
- Thirty-Three Orientals
- Treaty of Montevideo (1828)
- Uruguayan Civil War (1839–1851)
- Uruguayan War (1864–1865)
- Paraguayan War 1864–1870
- Revolution of the Lances (1870–1872)
- Battle of Masoller (1904)
- Civic-military dictatorship of Uruguay (1973–1985)
- Law on the Expiration of the Punitive Claims of the State (1986)
History of Uruguay, by region
History of Uruguay, by subject
Culture of Uruguay
- Cuisine of Uruguay
- Disability in Uruguay
- Languages of Uruguay
- National symbols of Uruguay
- Orders, decorations, and medals of Uruguay: the decorations granted by the Uruguayan authorities to distinguish persons or organizations due to meritory services or achievements.
- Civilian decorations:
- Medal of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay: a decoration granted to foreign individuals due to reciprocity reasons and diplomatic relationships.
- Delmira Agustini Medal: granted to local or foreign individuals to distinguish their work and contribution to further improve the culture.
- Order of Sports Merit: this decoration acknowledges individuals whose relevant merits or career path related to sports, locally or internationally, contributed with the development of the sports in Uruguay, and also to individuals who contributed with international covenants related to sports.
- Military decorations:
- Medal of Military Merit: highest military award related to the Army of Uruguay, that awards civilian and military individuals, Uruguayan or foreign, and also to military units or institutions, due to meritory services or relevant contributions to the Army of Uruguay, and also for exceptional performance in combat in the case of military units.
- Medal of Aeronautical Merit: highest military award related to the Uruguayan Air Force, that awards civilian and military individuals, Uruguayan or foreign, for their outstanding services in benefit of the Uruguayan Air Force or the national aviation.
- Decoration Honor of Naval Merit Commander Peter Campbell: highest military award related to the Navy of Uruguay, that acknowledges civilian and military individuals, Uruguayan or foreign, and also to military units and Uruguayan or foreign institutions, for their outstanding services or relevant works served to the Uruguayan Navy.
- 18 May 1811 Medal: second award in Army decorations hierarchy, to acknowledge meritory services to the Uruguayan Army.
- 15 November 1817 Medal: second award in Navy decorations hierarchy, to distinguish civilian and military individuals, military units or institutions, for their merits related to the Navy.
- Medal of Military Valor: third award in Army decorations hierarchy, to recognize heroic or valor in actions performed in duty.
- Decoration General José Artigas Leader of the Orientals: decoration by the Staff of Defense office to distinguish individuals who contributed with their services to the Ministry of Defense, Staff of Defense office or to the branches of Armed Forces in general.
- Civilian decorations:
- People of Uruguay
- Prostitution in Uruguay
- Public holidays in Uruguay
- Religion in Uruguay
- World Heritage Sites in Uruguay
Art in Uruguay
Sports in Uruguay
Economy and infrastructure of Uruguay
- Economic rank, by nominal GDP (2007): 86th (eighty-sixth)
- Agriculture in Uruguay
- Banking in Uruguay
- Communications in Uruguay
- Companies of Uruguay
- Currency of Uruguay: Peso
- Energy in Uruguay
- Health care in Uruguay
- Mining in Uruguay
- Uruguay Stock Exchange
- Tourism in Uruguay
- Transport in Uruguay
- Water supply and sanitation in Uruguay
Education in Uruguay
- Education in Uruguay: under the principles of compulsory, secular and free education of the public education institutions since 1876. The system comprises pre-primary education (compulsory from 4 year-old children), compulsory primary education, compulsory lower and higher secondary education, and voluntary tertiary education (universitary and not universitary).
- Universities in Uruguay:
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- Index of Uruguay-related articles
- List of international rankings
- Member state of the United Nations
- Outline of geography
- Outline of South America
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- "Ley N° 16300. AUTORIZACION AL PODER EJECUTIVO A ACUÑAR LA "MEDALLA DE LA REPUBLICA ORIENTAL DEL URUGUAY" A LOS EFECTOS DE ENTREGARLAS A PERSONALIDADES EXTRANJERAS" (in Spanish). IMPO. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
- "Ley N° 19050. CREACION DE "LA MEDALLA DELMIRA AGUSTINI"" (in Spanish). IMPO. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
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- "Decreto N° 511/991. CREACION DE LA MEDALLA AL MERITO MILITAR" (in Spanish). IMPO. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
- "Decreto N° 49/992. OTORGAMIENTO DE MEDALLA AL MERITO AERONAUTICO" (in Spanish). IMPO. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
- "Decreto N° 368/993. CONDECORACIONES. MEDALLA AL MERITO NAVAL" (in Spanish). IMPO. Retrieved 14 December 2020.
- "Decreto N° 71/019. DEROGACION DEL DECRETO 469/997 Y CREACION DE LA DISTINCION "MEDALLA 18 DE MAYO DE 1811"" (in Spanish). IMPO. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
- "Decreto N° 43/000. CREACION DE LA MEDALLA 15 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 1817" (in Spanish). IMPO. Retrieved 14 December 2020.
- "Decreto N° 227/007" (in Spanish). IMPO. Retrieved 20 January 2021.
- "Decreto N° 372/013. CREACION DE LA DISTINCION "GRAL. JOSE ARTIGAS - JEFE DE LOS ORIENTALES"" (in Spanish). IMPO. Retrieved 7 January 2021.