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According to watchtutorials, the population of Uruguay is estimated to be around 3.56 million people, as of 2020. The population is largely urban, with around 86 percent of the population living in cities and towns. The capital city of Montevideo is by far the largest city in Uruguay, with a population of approximately 1.8 million people. Other large cities include Salto, Paysandu, Las Piedras and Ciudad de la Costa. The majority of Uruguayans are descendants from Spanish and Italian immigrants who arrived in the 19th century, although there are also smaller numbers of German and British immigrants as well as Afro-Uruguayans who are descended from African slaves brought to work on plantations during colonial times. The indigenous population makes up only 2 percent of the total population; most are members of the Charrua tribe who live mainly in rural areas in the north-east part of the country. The official language spoken in Uruguay is Spanish, although there are also some local dialects such as Portuñol which is a blend between Spanish and Portuguese spoken mainly by Uruguayan youth. English is widely taught in schools but remains relatively rare among native speakers outside Montevideo and other larger cities. Religion plays an important role for many Uruguayans with almost half identifying as Roman Catholic while a further 15 percent identify as non-religious or atheist/agnostic. See itypetravel for Uruguay Population and Language.

How to get to Uruguay

Overview Small, off-the-beaten-track Uruguay welcomes visitors with miles of clean beaches, vast blue skies and one of Latin America’s most cosmopolitan capitals. It’s a wonderful travel destination thanks to the high standard of living and easy hospitality of its people, but it still attracts fewer tourists than its neighbors Brazil and Argentina. There are three… Read More »