Flag of Uruguay

“Many little people, in little places, doing little things, can change the world.”
~Eduardo Galeano

Uruguayan novelist & journalist

Website Resources

Be sure to check out the library’s display to check out some books:

Discovering South America: Uruguay

OPA Jr. High Library Country Profile Page: Uruguay

https://opajrhighlibrary.weebly.com/uruguay.html

CIA World Factbook: Uruguay

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/uy.html


Music of Uruguay


Utah Online Library


Did You Know?


• Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, the estuary of the Río de la Plata, and two other rivers (Uruguay and Cuareim), Uruguay is nearly enclosed by water.
• The gaucho (a cowboy-like figure) is regarded as a symbol of the country’s rugged independence.
• Uruguay has one of Latin America’s highest adult literacy rates.
• People in northern towns that border Brazil often speak a mixture of Spanish and Portuguese known as Portuñol, or Brasilero.


Rio de La Plata NASA Image

“Uruguay.” CultureGrams Online Edition, ProQuest, 2019, online.culturegrams.com/world/world_country.php?cid=170&cn=Uruguay. Accessed 05 September 2019.

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