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The Oriental Republic of Uruguay is an unitary
presidential constitutional republic, found in-between Argentina, Brazil and
the South Atlantic Ocean. It covers 176.215 square kilometres, and is the
home of 3.427.000 citizens, of which 58% are Christians and 41% have another
The currency is Uruguayan peso, worse 0,24 Danish Krone and €0,03. The GDP
is US$58.123 billion.
The climate is made up by
a temperate zone, with relatively mild and fairly uniform nationwide zone.
Seasonal variations are pronounced, but extremes in temperature are rare.
Here are many species of armadillos, the Giant anteater Myrmecophaga
tridactyla and the Southern tamandua Tamandua tetradactyl,
Paraguaian hairy dwarf porcupine Coendou spinosus, Brazilian guinea
pig Cavia aperea, Lowland paca Cuniculus paca, some tuco-tucos,
a lot of bats, quite some cats, two foxes, the Maned wolf Chrysocyon
brachyurus, Giant otter Pteronura brasiliensis and a few other
others, some pigs, some deer and some opossums.
I would love to see the Maned wolf!
The flora is rich too, with 2500 species. Approximately 80% of Uruguay is
prairie, with grasses predominating. I will not be looking for anything in
particular, just the Temperate Grassland biome in general.
Well, now I got the plan and urge. It is down to a
question of time.