History of Uruguay
Geography of UruguayUruguay is in the southern parts of South America between Brazil and Argentina and its southern border lies within the Atlantic Ocean. It covers a total area of 176, 215 square kilometers and 1, 200 square kilometers are under water, while the rest is a dry land. Uruguay has a coastline of 660 kilometers where the coastal lowlands are highly fertile. Most parts of the country have rolling plains terrain and fluvial networks present almost in every part of the country. Cerro catedral at 514 meters above the sea level is the most elevated region in Uruguay while Atlantic Ocean at zero meters below the sea level is the least elevated point.
Climate of UruguayThe temperate climate in Uruguay is almost uniform in all parts of the country. The country experiences high humidity and fog due to the presence of abundant water and rapid changes in weather in the country are usually encountered since the storms and winds sweeps over the land due to the absence of mountains which can block the storms. There is no variation in the temperatures throughout the year but heavy precipitations are usually experienced during the months of autumn.
Natural Resources in UruguayUruguay is known for its great arable land which they use for the rearing of livestock and the exportation of the agricultural products. Hydro-electric power generation and fishing are also well established industries in Uruguay. Other minor resources such as sand and small petroleum wells are also found in Uruguay.
Tourist Attraction in UruguayThe culture and history together with other interesting landmarks are some of the things overlooked by the tourists within the country of Uruguay. The village of Punta del Diabo whose buildings are quirky and brightly colored, the salto city between Uruguay and Argentina where the culture of the two countries are reflected with the traditional music and dishes, Tacuarembó city with a museum at the center which shows the cultural heritage of the ancient people in the Uruguay and the Treinta Y Tres with a marble monument bearing the names of the 33 Uruguayan Orientals are the most visited places by the tourists within the Uruguay state. La Paloma offers a good beach side where you can swim and sunbathe, Punta del Este has miles of beaches and strings of luxury hotels and the Casa Pueblo where you can have sight of the great Mediterranean villa of Uruguay, and endless list of great places to visit in this place will give you all the adventure you aspired for.
The major cities in the Uruguay state include:
- Las Piedras
Famous Hotels in UruguayThe famous hotels of Uruguay are
- Altos Del Arapay Club
- Hotel L'Auberge
- My suits
- Awa Boutique and Design hotel
- Rivera Casino and Resort
- 2122 Hotel Art Design
- Serena Hotel Punta del Este
Uruguay Culture and CuisineThe large populations in the major cities prefer the moderns and European dressing style with cars and luxurious homes used as the symbol of wealth. The traditional football commonly known in America as soccer is the national sport although basketball is also common. The artists and musician sing their songs during the Uruguay holidays addressing the currently trending issues. There is no particular religion dominating in the state as several people have different religions from Christianity, Protestants, Muslim, Hindu and others. Meat especially beef is the most consumed in Uruguay. Mate, the national drink, and the traditional grappamiel mostly consumed in the morning is highly preferred in Uruguay.
- Laguna del Sause international airport
- L.Berisso international airport
- Neuva Hesperides international airport
- Artigas international airport
- Patos international airport
- Bernardino international airport
Posted By : All Places Map Last Updated: August 08, 2015
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