Uruguay. It is a country located in the southeast of South America. Its territory, with a surface area of more than 176,000 km², is the second smallest in the subcontinent behind Suriname and is bordered to the north and northeast by the state of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) and to the west, by the provinces of Entre Ríos and Corrientes (Argentina) from which it is separated by the Uruguay River. To the south it has coasts on the Río de la Plata, which separates it from the province of Buenos Aires and the city of Buenos Aires, and to the southeast, it has coasts on the Atlantic Ocean. It is administratively divided into 19 departments.
According to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), it is the third country in Latin America (after Argentina and Chile), which has the highest Human Development Index (HDI). It is also the fifth country in Latin America (after Cuba, Costa Rica, Chile, and Ecuador), with the highest life expectancy, respectively. It is the third country in South America (after Argentina and Chile), with the highest GDP per capita, and the tenth country in Latin America (after Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Chile, Ecuador and Bolivia respectively), with the highest GDP.
Uruguay is an agro-exporting country, so agriculture: rice, wheat, corn, sunflower, sorghum, barley, soybeans, sugar beet, sugar cane, (although the latter is highly restricted by the climatic zone) and livestock (cattle, sheep) are the fundamental resources of the economy. The main industries are dairy and derivatives, paper, cardboard, fertilizers, alcohols, cement and hydrocarbon refining. Although mineral and energy resources are scarce; There are large deposits of agates in the north of the country, deposits of granite and marble, and gold extraction in the town of Minas de Corrales. The search for diamonds and other minerals is also under study. Uruguay is also the largest software exporter in Latin America.
Also noteworthy is the services sector (financial, logistics, transport, communications) as well as the booming information technology industry, particularly the development of software and related services.
In recent years, the forestry exploitation of Eucalyptus grandis and Eucalyptus globulus has grown in importance, with a view to the production of sawn wood and wood for the production of cellulose pulp. Likewise, a plant of the Spanish company ENCE is under construction, as well as others in project status. Another pulp mill belonging to the Finnish company Botnia is in operation, located on the Uruguay River, in the department of Río Negro, near its capital, Fray Bentos.
Punta del Este
This famous and naturally attractive seaside resort, known internationally, has a large number of places to visit at any time of the year.
According to pharmacylib.com, Uruguay has several thermal complexes, which have pools of varying temperatures. They provide a large number of services: hotels, sports facilities, nursery and restaurants, for your best stay.
Cabo Polonio is located in the Valizas area of Rocha Department (Uruguay). Its general appearance is that of a sandy strip of uneven width, which has about 35 km. long approximately, for about 5 to 7 kms. Wide. It is made up of a system of dunes that can exceed 30 meters in height and are aligned in the direction of the prevailing wind. This dune system is unique in Uruguay and constitutes one of the few coastal mobile dune areas in the Americas.
City that maintains the charm and beauty of its colonial architecture. It has been recognized by Unesco as a World Heritage Site, being the only distinction of this type that our country has. Current testimony of the entire time of the Conquest, where its streets and stones tell of invasions, battles, looting, and more than a love story. Going through it produces a continuous series of emotions that make us feel its houses, patios, cisterns, churches, ruins, until sunset and wait for the color of the river to begin to darken.
It has a unique form of tourism in the world: they are ranches, farms, tambos. They are located in the very heart of Nature. A peaceful, friendly nature. Immense fields, herds of cattle, wild colts, pure streams. With its 19th century houses, where the tradition and peace of the past are magically maintained.