Presentation on theme: "Ben Walters. General Information South American First Nation in the UN to test hemp cultivation. Population of 3,251,526 The Capital of Uruguay is Montevideo."— Presentation transcript:
General Information South American First Nation in the UN to test hemp cultivation. Population of 3,251,526 The Capital of Uruguay is Montevideo
Government Structure Constitutional Republic President Jose Mujica Vice President Danilo Astori
Economics The monetary unit of Uruguay is the Uruguayan Peso One Uruguayan Peso is equal to.05 U.S. Dollars
Tourist Attractions Carlos Páez Vilaró's Casapueblo is a large scale sculpture, and is the artists home as well as a hotel.
Customs Uruguayan Gauchos are cowboy like people who are very important in the history of Uruguay. Uruguayan culture is very similar to the culture of southern European countries.
Languages Spanish English Portuguese
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) Post-graduate education. Uruguay is part of the One Laptop Per Child project, and in 2009 became the first country in the world to provide a laptop for every primary school student.
Military The armed forces personnel number about 14,000 for the Army, 6,000 for the Navy, and 3,000 for the Air Force. Enlistment is voluntary in peacetime, but the government has the authority to conscript in emergencies Uruguay is reimbursed by the UN for the majority of its military spending, because the majority of its military is deployed as UN peacekeepers.
Transportation Most transportation in Uruguay is by road or rail There is also public transport A liter of gas is 1.69 U.S. dollars.