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Uruguay - República Oriental del Uruguay
La República Oriental del Uruguay es un estado de América del Sur, el segundo más pequeño del subcontinente con una superficie de 176.215 km². Limita al norte y al este con Brasil, al oeste y suroeste con Argentina (límites: Río Uruguay y Río de la Plata) y al sureste con el Océano Atlántico. Se encuentra segundo en la lista de percepción de la corrupción dentro de Latinoamérica, justo después de Chile.
Uruguai - República Oriental do Uruguai
O Uruguai é o menor país da América do Sul, localizado no centro-sul do subcontinente é limitado ao norte pelo Brasil, ao sul pela Rio da Prata que o separa da Argentina, que também divisa-o a oeste, e a leste pelo Oceano Atlântico. Sua capital e maior cidade é Montevidéu. A língua portuguesa também goza de estatuto diferenciado, sendo idioma obrigatório nas escolas uruguaias.
The Eastern Republic of Uruguay, or the Republic East of the Uruguay (River), is a nation located in the southeastern part of South America. It is bordered by ► Brazil to the north, the Uruguay River to the west, the estuary of the Río de la Plata (literally "River of the Silver", but commonly known in English as "River Plate") 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.
Eastern Republic of Uruguay
Independent country since 1825, recognized in 1828
This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Uruguay, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Uruguay.
Map of the United Provinces of South America, 1816
Map of the Province Oriental
This section holds copies of original general maps more than 70 years old.
Rio de la Plata and Paraguay 1600 by Jodocus Hondius
Map of the lands under control of Paraguay and Buenos Aires, anno 1752
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