Uruguay is located in South America east of Argentina. With a population of 3.4 million you will find a third of the population in the cities capital, Montevideo. Uruguay has a Spanish and Italian heritage and the primary language includes Spanish, Portunol, and Brazilero. The main religion is Roman Catholic and the city has a 98% literacy rate. The high literacy rate may be due to the fact that education is free in Uruguay.
The economy is mainly supported by its thriving agriculture specifically in rice, wheat, corn, barley, livestock and fish. A focus on the development of hydroelectric power is hoped to boost the economy.
The climate in Uruguay is opposite to the U.S. when it comes to seasons. Summer is from December to February and winter is from June to August. This is a great option for retirees who plan to relocate part-time between overseas and the home in the U.S. or Europe.
Have you ever been to Uruguay? If so, how did you like it?