THE COUNTRY AT A GLANCE

Area: 68,037 square miles | 176,215 square kilometers

Population: 3.4m

Economy: GDP of $56.1b

Main City: Montevideo

Language: Spanish

Religion: 41% Catholic, 41% Non-Religious

BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW

Uruguay is the least corrupt country in Latin America. It is ranked first in the region for democracy, peace, lack of corruption, quality of living, freedom of press, size of the middle class, prosperity and security.

Over half of the country’s 3.4 million people live in the capital, Montevideo.

In Uruguay, cows outnumber people four to one. It is a nation of 12m cattle but just 3m people.

In December 2013, Uruguay was the first country ever to legalize the production, sale and use of marijuana.