Uruguay Geography, Politics, Economy, and Culture

Home to three and a half million people, Uruguay is one of the smallest nations in South America, bordering Argentina and Brazil. Its capital, Montevideo, houses about a third of the total population and was founded by the Spanish as a military stronghold in the 18th century.

Uruguay is a relatively stable and progressive country in the region, ranking high on indexes for democracy and low corruption. It is regarded as a high-income country by the United Nations and is one of the regional leaders in the use of renewable energy. It is also considered a socially advanced country with its tolerance of personal rights, as well as cannabis use.

Its climate is fairly mild and uniform and its export-oriented agricultural sector contribute almost 10% towards GDP, employing 13% of the workforce. Tourism is also a significant part of Uruguay’s economy with one of its main cultural attractions being the Punta del Este, with beaches situated on a small peninsula off its southeastern coast.

Its people are primarily of European origin, Spanish speaking, with the majority of the population considering themselves as Catholics.

2021
May 1Labor Day / May Day
July 18Constitution Day
August 25Independence Day
December 25Christmas Day
  • S.A. (Sociedad Anónima)
  • S.A.S. (Sociedad por Acciones Simplificada)
  • S.R.L. (Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada)
  • S.C.I. (Sociedad de Capital e Industria)
  • S.C. (Sociedad Colectiva)
  • Corporate Tax: 25%
  • Income Tax (Lowest Marginal Rate): 0%
  • Income Tax (Highest Marginal Rate): 30%
  • VAT/GST/Sales Tax: 22% (standard rate), 11% (lowest rate), 0% (extent)
  • ABN-AMRO Uruguay (Commercial Bank)
  • Banco COFAC (Commercial Bank)
  • Banco Comercial (Commercial Bank)
  • Banco de Crédito (Commercial Bank)
  • Banco Hipotecario del Uruguay (Commercial Bank)
  • Banco Montevideo (Commercial Bank)
  • Banco Real del Uruguay (Commercial Bank)
  • Banco Santander Uruguay (Commercial Bank)
  • Discount Bank Latin America (Uruguay) (Commercial Bank)
  • Banco de la República Oriental del Uruguay (State Bank)
  • Banco Hipotecario del Uruguay (State Bank)
  • Banco Central del Uruguay (State Bank)
  • Banco Bandes Uruguay S.A. (Private Bank)
  • Banco Itaú Uruguay S.A. (Private Bank)
  • Scotiabank Uruguay S.A. (ex. Nuevo Banco Comercial S.A.) (Private Bank)
  • Discount Bank (Latin America) S.A. (Private Bank)
  • Banco Santander S.A. (Private Bank)
  • Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria Uruguay S.A. (Private Bank)
  • HSBC Bank (Uruguay) S.A. (Private Bank)
  • Banco Surinvest S.A. (Private Bank)
  • Citibank N.A. Sucursal Uruguay (Private Bank)
  • Lloyds TSB Bank plc (Private Bank)
  • Banco de la Nación Argentina (Private Bank)

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