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Uruguay: Geography#

LocationSouthern South America, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Argentina and Brazil
Geographic Coordinates33 00 S, 56 00 W -33.0,-56.0
Area total: 176,215 sq km
land: 175,015 sq km
water: 1,200 sq km
We are unable to verify those figures from Factbook, since the 6 main sources we used for checking give different figures as follows:
Factbook: 176215
DBpedia: 176215
Geoname: 176220
Infoplease: 176220
Britannica: 177879
Wolfram: 176215

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Land boundariestotal: 1,648 km
border countries: Argentina 580 km, Brazil 1,068 km
Coastline660 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
highest point: Cerro Catedral 514 m
Highest Mountains
Terrainmostly rolling plains and low hills; fertile coastal lowland
Natural Hazardsseasonally high winds (the pampero is a chilly and occasional violent wind that blows north from the Argentine pampas), droughts, floods; because of the absence of mountains, which act as weather barriers, all locations are particularly vulnerable to rapid changes from weather fronts
Natural Resourcearable land, hydropower, minor minerals, fish
Land Usearable land: 10.25%
permanent crops: 0.22%
other: 89.52% (2011)
Climatewarm temperate; freezing temperatures almost unknown
Irrigated Land1,810 sq km (2003)
Renewable Water Resources139 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssueswater pollution from meat packing/tannery industry; inadequate solid/hazardous waste disposal
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Antarctic-Marine Living Resources, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: Marine Dumping, Marine Life Conservation
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Montevideo; Salto; Ciudad de la Costa; Paysandu; Las Piedras
According to Geonames: Montevideo; Salto; Paysandú; Las Piedras; Rivera

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Important Cities
Geography-notesecond-smallest South American country (after Suriname); most of the low-lying landscape (three-quarters of the country) is grassland, ideal for cattle and sheep raising