Uruguay is a well
watered country with oceans surrounding it and rivers channeling their way
across its territory. The landscape of Uruguay mainly comprises of vast
expanses of plains and low lying coastal land. If at all, the hills in
Uruguay are very low in comparison to most other hills in other countries.
Uruguay is a drop shaped landmass located in the
continent of South America; It is sandwiched between the countries Argentina
and Brazil and is surrounded by the water bodies of South Atlantic Ocean and
the Rio de la Plata.
A well forested country ,Uruguay has most of the
forest containing hardwood trees such as the algarobo, arazá, guayabo,
urunday, coronilla, quebracho, lapacho, lignum vitae, espinillo and nandubay.
The other varieties of fauna to be found in Uruguay, which are not a part of
the hardwood varieties, are poplar, acacia, aloe, alder, ombú, eucalyptus
and willow. Flowers include Rosemary, myrtle, scarlet-flowered ceibo, white
and scarlet verbena and mimosa. The fauna in Uruguay is not as diverse or
abundant as the flora of the country. Marine life thrives in Uruguay, with
the salmon and the pompano forming the majority of the catch. However, the
corvine is not scarce either. Avian fauna comes in many species. These
include the royal duck, swan, avestruz, partridge, quail, hornero and, of
course the crow. However, some types like the small armadillo, otter,
nutria, deer, fox and carpincho are to be found at the edges of the hills.
The list of reptiles and amphibians include tortoises, seals and cross
Comprising of an area of 68,038 square miles, the Republic of Uruguay is the
second smallest country in South America and is located on the coast of that
continent between the countries of Brazil and Argentina. Comparable in
size to the state of Washington,.........
Climate of Uruguay is quite temperate, frost is
virtually unknown in coastal areas. During the summer months, the
average temperature range is 70°- 82°, but can rise into the nineties
especially along the shore, while during the winter months temperatures
range between 50°- 61°.............
With attributes to its small size Uruguay has an
impressive legacy of artistic and literary traditions. The
contribution of its alternating conquerors and diverse immigrants has
resulted in native traditions that integrate this diversity. Uruguay
has centuries old remains, fortresses of the...........
Charrua Indians were the only
inhabitants of Uruguay before European colonization of the area. They were a
small tribe driven south by the Guarani Indians of Paraguay. The Spanish
discovered the territory of present-day Uruguay in 1516, but the Indians'
fierce resistance to............