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Uruguay, officially the Eastern Republic of Uruguay or the Republic East of the Uruguay (River) , is a country located in southern South America. It is bordered by Brazil to the north, the Uruguay River to the west, the estuary of the Río de la Plata to the southwest, with Argentina on the other bank of both, and finally the South Atlantic Ocean to the southeast. About half of its people live in the capital and largest city, Montevideo. The nation is the second smallest independent country in South America, larger only than Suriname (it is also larger than French Guiana, which is not independent), and is one of the most politically and economically stable.
The name "Uruguay" comes from Guaraní, the original language of the native people of the region. It has many possible meanings since Guaraní is a highly agglutinative language. Two of them are "river of the urus" (uru is a kind of bird) and "river of colorful or 'painted' birds."
Historical & Tourist Attractions in Uruguay
To the west of Montevideo is Colonia Suiza (‘The Swiss Colony’), reached by hydrofoil from the capital. It has a delightful old quarter. Other beach resorts along the Uruguayan coast include Atlántida, Piriápolis and the fishing port of La Paloma. Carmelo on the River Uruguay and Mercedes on the Río Negro (a tributary) are amongst the many picturesque river ports; further up Uruguay is Salto, one of the country’s largest cities. Fray Bentos, near Mercedes, gave its name to the famous processed meat company. The journey north through Florida and Durazno to Tacuarembó on the Brazilian border takes one through the heart of the country’s agricultural lands. The beautiful hills surrounding the town of Minas are well worth a visit, as is Colonia del Sacramento, which has been rebuilt in its original 18th-century style.
Popular Attractions in Uruguay are Montevideo and Punta del Este