• Uruguay

    Uruguay is the smallest Spanish-speaking country in South America. 

    The captial of Uruguay is Montevideo.

  • World Records 

    Uruguay is the first country to  win the first ever FIFA World Cup soccer game. They defeated Argentina in 1930. 

    Uruguay has more cows than people.  There are 12 million cows in Uruguay and only 3 million people. 

    Uruguay's national anthem is the longest national anthem in the world.  It lasts 5 minutes. 

    Uruguay has a literacy rate of 98.1% for adults, one of the highest in the world.

  • Other Interesting Facts

     Soccer is the national sport of Uruguay. 

    El Río de la Plata is in Uruguay.  It is a river that is the border between Uruguay and Argentina. 

    In 2009, Uruguay became the first country in the world to provide every schoolchild with a free laptop and Wi-Fi access.

    Uruguay has beautiful beaches on the coast of the Atlantic ocean. 

    There is a lot of European influence in Uruguay, especially from Spain and Italy.

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7 facts about Uruguay