Uruguayans in Chile

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Uruguayan Chileans are people born in Uruguay who live in Chile, or Chilean-born people of Uruguayan descent.


There are lots of Uruguayan-born persons living in Chile, for a number of reasons. Both countries share the Spanish language; the historical origins of both nations is common (part of the Spanish Empire until the early 19th century); Chile has a bigger, more diverse economy, which attracted Uruguayans in search of opportunities; the relative geographical vicinity (Southern Cone) also helps.

Modern estimates put the figure of Uruguayans in Chile at over 9,000.[1]

Uruguayan residents in Chile have their own institutions, for instance, the Consultative Council in Santiago.[2]

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  1. ^ "Where did Uruguayans go?". El Observador. 13 August 2017. (in Spanish)
  2. ^ "List of Consultative Councils of Uruguayans abroad". Archived from the original on 9 August 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013. (in Spanish)

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