Uruguay Country in South America information and #Uruguay photo – Uruguay flag, maps, people, coloring pages and more. Uruguay is a South American country known for its verdant interior and beach-lined coast. The capital, Montevideo, revolves around Plaza Independencia, once home to a Spanish citadel. It leads to Ciudad Vieja (Old City), with art deco buildings, colonial homes and Mercado del Puerto, an old port market with many steakhouses. La Rambla, a waterfront promenade, passes fish stalls, piers and parks.
President: Tabaré Vázquez
Population: 3.407 million (2013) World Bank
Currency: Uruguayan peso
Official language: Spanish