Question: Why is Uruguay so important?

An independent country since 1828, with strong ties to the United Kingdom, France, and Italy, Uruguay developed throughout much of the 20th century as one of Latin Americas more progressive societies, notable for its political stability, advanced social legislation, and a relatively large middle class.

Why Uruguay is a rich country?

Uruguay is the second richest country in South America, and that is largely because of its booming export business. This booming export business has created a stable economy for the people of Uruguay and contributes to the $24K per capita.

Is Uruguay safe to live?

While the good old days of almost no crime are gone, Uruguay is still safer than most other countries. For perspective, the 2020 Peace Index ranks Uruguay 35th out of 163 countries. (For comparison, the U.S. ranks 121st.) Many say Montevideo offers the highest quality of life of any city in South America.

What is the national animal in Uruguay?

southern lapwing The national animal of Uruguay is the southern lapwing. This bird is often called the tero in Uruguay. This bird, which is the only crested wader in South America, was chosen to be the national animal because of its bold and combative nature.

What types of jobs are in Uruguay?

Economy of UruguayStatisticsLabor force by occupationagriculture: 13% industry: 14% services: 73% (2010 est.)Unemployment11.1% (February 2021)Main industriesfood processing, electrical machinery, transportation equipment, petroleum products, textiles, chemicals, beveragesEase-of-doing-business rank101st (medium, 2020)35 more rows

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