Tag Archives: Uruguay

Uruguay Population, Main Cities and Geography

Uruguay: population and cities Population Population According to Countryaah website, Uruguay has around 3.5 million people. Ethnic composition Around 85% are of European descent, 3% are mulattos, 5% mestizos and around 50,000 Germans or people of German origin. Religions Around 46% Catholics, 9% Protestants and other Christian faiths, 30% non-denominational believers, 14% unbelievers and agnostics… Read More »

Uruguay During Colonial Period

The arrival of the Europeans dates back to 1516, when the territory was discovered by the Spanish explorer Juan Díaz de Solís, who sailed on the La Plata River. However, attempts at European colonization were long discouraged by the Charruas. [5] In 1527 Sebastián Gaboto, under the orders of the Spanish monarchy, built a first fortified camp on… Read More »