Oriental Republic of Uruguay
World Cup research
Done by Teodor Enchgev, 5th grade
Dimitar Blagoev Primary, Bulgaria
Uruguay is a country in
southeastern region
of South America it’s
bordered by
Argentina and Brazil.
It’s also bordered by
the Atlantic Ocean to
the South and
Uruguay’s population
consists of 3.3 million
people. The capital of
Uruguay is Montevideo
Uruguay is the
country in South
America. Uruguay was
uninhabited until the
establishment of
Colonia del
The only inhabitants of
before European colonization
being a small tribe called the
Charrua who were driven
away by another tribe called
the Guarani.
The currency
in Uruguay
is ‘peso’.
The early
The region was first found
by the Portuguese in 1512
and the Spanish in 1516.
In 1603 the Spanish
began to introduce
cattle, which became a
source of wealth in the
region. The first
permanent Spanish
settlement was founded
in 1624 at Soriano on
the Rio Negro
In 1669–71 the Portuguese built a fort at
Colonia del Sacramento
Uruguay’s official
language is Spanish.
Modern Uruguay is a
constitutional republic
with a president who
is the head of state
and the head of
The independence struggle
• In 1811, José Gervasio Artigas, who
became Uruguay's national hero, launched
a successful revolution against the
Spanish authorities, defeating them on 18
May at the battle las Piedras.
• Uruguay is in the
temperent climate
As would be expected
with its abundance of
water, high humidity
and fog are common.
Uruguay has about
2500 species
distributed in 150
biological families,
both native and
foreign. "Ceibo" or
Erythrina crista is
the national flower
in Uruguay.
Uruguay has no official
religion; church and
state are officially
separated, and religious
freedom is guaranteed.
2008 survey by the INE of
Uruguay showed
Catholicism as the main
religion, with 45.7% of
the population; 9.0% are
non-Catholic Christians,
0.6% are Animists or
Umbandists (an AfroBrazilian religion), and
0.4% Jewish. 30.1%
reported believing in a
god, but not belonging to
any religion, while 14%
were Atheist or Agnostic
Uruguayan culture is
strongly European and
its influences from
southern Europe are
particularly important.
The tradition of the
gaucho has been an
important element in
the art and folklore of
both Uruguay and
• Education in Uruguay is
secular, free, and compulsory
for 14 years, starting at the age
of 4. The system is divided into
six levels of education: early
childhood (3–5 years); primary
(6–11 years); basic secondary
(12–14 years); upper
secondary (15–17 years);
higher education (18 and up);
and post-graduate education.
Football (soccer) is the most popular sport in
Uruguay. The first international match
outside the British Isles was played
between Uruguay and Argentina in
Montevideo in July 1902 .
The Uruguay
team has won
FIFA world cup 2
times and has
the most
Copa Americas.
With the one in
2011 they are a
total of 15
Uruguay national football team