"Uruguay, my native land, is held as fleetingly in my head"

Uruguay is located in the southeast of South America, and now has a population of around 3.4 millon people.

The country is officially called the Oriental Republic of Uruguay. Its capital city is Montevideo, and the dominant language is Spanish.

Although  tiny compared to its neighbours, Brazil and Argentina, Uruguay has successfully established itself as a strong economy, largely through agricultural exports and international trade.