Uruguay 1998

Uruguay Capital

Yearbook 1998

Uruguay. Army chief General Fernán Amado warned in an interview in May of a political crisis over Tabaré Vázquez from the left Alliance Frente Amplio wins the presidential election in October 1999. According to Countryaah, the capital of Uruguay is Montevideo. The laws introduced after the transition to civilian democratic rule in 1984 gave the military amnesty but at the same time required the presidential power to investigate crimes against them. human rights, something that has not been implemented so far. The army chief’s concerns were expressed in light of the possibility of a victory for Frente Amplio. Discussion of the military’s past began when Cuba acknowledged its support for the guerrilla in Uruguay in the 1970s, and retired Admiral Eladio Moll’s disclosure of US and CIA involvement in the military regime’s assaults.


Inflation rate 6.20%
Unemployment rate 7.6%
Gross domestic product (GDP) $ 78,160,000,000
GDP growth rate 2.70%
GDP per capita $ 22,400
GDP by sector
Agriculture 6.20%
Industry 24.10%
Service 69.70%
State budget
Revenue 5.56 billion
Expenditure 5.67 billion
Proportion of the population below the national poverty line 18.6%
Distribution of household income
Top 10% 34.4
Lower 10% 1.9
Industrial production growth rate 3.50%
Investment volume 17.2% of GDP
National debt 65.70% of GDP
Foreign exchange reserves $ 14,280,000,000
Tourism 2014
Number of visitors 2,682,000
Revenue 1,861,000,000 USD

Uruguay Capital

Former President Luis Alberto Lacalle is believed to be a candidate for Partido Nacionals (Blanco Party) in the election. The candidate nominations must be completed before April 1999.


  • Abbreviationfinder: What does URU stand for in geography? Here, this 3 letter acronym refers to the country of Uruguay.

The dominant landscape is that of the prairies, kingdom of grasses, present in a large number of varieties (over 500 are the known species), which justifies the considerable development of cattle breeding. Along the course of the northern rivers and Uruguay there is the gallery forest, rich in tropical essences, palms (Cocos romanzoffiana) and ceibo or erythrine (Erythrina crista-galli); on the highest areas of the cuchillas the vegetation is represented by sparse xerophile thickets. Taking into account the greater incidence of grasslands and areas used for agriculture and grazing on the whole of the country’s surface, the forest occupies only 8.6% of the territory and the greatest environmental risks concern water pollution caused by discharges from the agri-food industries. In 2006, Argentina requested the construction of two paper mills on the Río Uruguay near the border to be blocked, citing the possible environmental risks for the populations of both countries downstream of the river. The intensive exploitation of much of the territory for agricultural purposes has caused the loss of part of the endemic fauna: jaguars and pumas are now completely absent while there are still foxes, armadillos, wild cats, deer, iguanas, alligators, turtles, lizards, rhea and hummingbird. In its seas pass the blue whale and the boreal whale, two endangered species. 0.3% of the territory is considered a protected area and is managed by the Ministry of the Environment through the Division for Biodiversity and Protected Areas, which divides its coordination, conservation and training activities into two macro-zones: that of hinterland and that of the coasts and seas. In Uruguay there are 9 national parks and numerous other areas including national forests, forest and ecological parks and reserves and two areas included in the UNESCO Ramsar project for wetlands.