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Uruguay

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  1. Trevor Peterson Uruguay

  2. Map of Uruguay

  3. Pop./Pop Composition/main languages/ age distribution • Population: Around 3,370,000 • Pop. Composition: European descent: 93.2 %, African descent: 5.9 %, Indigenous descent: .4%, Asian descent: .4% • People with age 0-14 in Uruguay = 22.8% • >14 = 77.2 % • Languages: Spanish, Spanish and Portuguese (Brazilero), RiverensePortunol, Rioplatense Spanish

  4. Unemployment rate/income or wealth distribution/economic growth rate over past 5 years, Gini coefficient • 6.7 % are unemployed • Gini coefficient: 47.1 • Lowest 10%: 1.6 % • Highest 10%: 35.5 % • Growth rate: 8.5 %

  5. Three important industries • Agriculture (beef) • Petroleum Products (crude oil) • Agricultural Machinery

  6. Type of government/ year of independence • Government: Constitutional Republic • Gained independence from Brazil on the 25th of August in 1825

  7. Three important events/ one from 1800’s/ two from 1900’s or post 2000 • Treaty of Montevideo (independence treaty), gained independence from Brazil • 1990-1995 Uruguay got into the Mercosur (common market) with Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil • 2002-Econcomic and financial crisis because of Devaluation in Brazil, prices went way up

  8. Important historical or current figure • EladioDieste • December 10, 1917 – July 29, 2000 • Architect • Built grain silos, factory sheds, churches, and markets • All of those things were important because of Uruguay having a lot of agriculture • Had a certain Technique: Reinforced Masonry

  9. Three significant issues in the country • Smuggling of Drugs • Smuggling of Firearms • Those are not good for the economy and relations with other governments • Water pollution • Uruguay does food processing which pollutes the water, hazardous disposal also pollutes the water

  10. One important cultural feature • Candombe (Afro-Uruguayan rhythm) • Came from the African routes in Uruguay • Involves tambores which are drums, tambor piano, tamborchico, and tamborrepique • Very popular within Uruguay • Internationally known

  11. Relations with US • Friendly • Trade with US still today • US helps with Uruguay’s army (training and weapons)

  12. Bibliography • http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/time-zone/south-america/uruguay/map/ • http://esa.un.org/unpd/wpp/unpp/p2k0data.asp • http://www.mapsofworld.com/uruguay/society-and-culture/languages.html • http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2091.htm • https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/uy.html • http://data.un.org/CountryProfile.aspx?crname=Uruguay • http://www.architectureweek.com/2004/0929/culture_1-1.html • http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_TGAsUKrVY4o/STSChDDQn2I/AAAAAAAAADI/PSg08sA5Nkw/s400/Cordara4.jpg • http://brickmasonry.blogspot.com/2008/12/eladio-dieste-church-in-atlantida.html • http://www.indexmundi.com/uruguay/environment_current_issues.html • http://www.candombe.com/english.html