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Uruguay is a relatively small country situated in the southeast section of South America. It is bordered by Brazil (east and north) and Argentina (west) and has a large coastline on the Atlantic Ocean and the Río de la Plata (or River Plate, south and west). Its capital city, Montevideo, founded in 1724, has 47 percent of the total population. Overall, there is a high rate of urbanization (93 percent in 2003).

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Prien, Hans-Jürgen, Zubillaga, Carlos and Costa, Néstor Da, “Uruguay”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 31 March 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_U.29>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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