Uruguay: By Austin McLain
Uruguay is a great country on the east coast of South America.
Uruguay is about the size of Oklahoma.
President: Jose Mujica
Population: 3,316,32 (2012)
Currency: Uruguay peso
Neighboring Countries: Brazil and Argentina
Languages: Spanish, Portunol, and Brazilero
Montevideo: The capital of Uruguay, perfect for seeing colonial era buildings, beautiful beaches, and a variety of churches, museums, and theaters.
Solis Theatre: This beautiful theater is the oldest one in all of Uruguay, great for seeing live music and opera.
Estadio Centenario: This is a great soccer stadium to watch their soccer team play. FIFA actually listed it as one of soccer's nine classic stadiums.
ta: Ok, fine.
a grito pelado: very loud
guri: child, kid
Food and Drink
Pasta and asado, which means barbecue in American English, are two very popular foods in Uruguay.
Climate and Geography
Uruguay has mild summers and winters, and January is actually the hottest month, sometimes climbing above 30 degrees Celsius. It also has beaches along coasts and hilly meadows on land.