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    Uruguay Geography - 1991

      Total area: 176,220 km2
      land area: 173,620 km2

      Comparative area: slightly smaller than Washington State

      Land boundaries: 1,564 km total
      Argentina 579 km, Brazil 985 km

      Coastline: 660 km

      Maritime claims: Continental shelf: 200 m (depth) or to depth of exploitation
      Territorial sea: 200 nm (overflight and navigation permitted beyond 12 nm)

      Disputes: short section of boundary with Argentina is in dispute; two short sections of the boundary with Brazil are in dispute (Arroyo de la Invernada area of the Rio Quarai and the islands at the confluence of the Rio Quarai and the Uruguay)

      Climate: warm temperate; freezing temperatures almost unknown

      Terrain: mostly rolling plains and low hills; fertile coastal lowland

      Natural resources: soil, hydropower potential, minor minerals

      Land use: arable land 8%; permanent crops NEGL%; meadows and pastures 78%; forest and woodland 4%; other 10%; includes irrigated 1%

      Environment: subject to seasonally high winds, droughts, floods

      NOTE: The information regarding Uruguay on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Uruguay Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Uruguay Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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