Question # 1 Who live in Uruguay?
In 2020, 3.6 million people will live in Uruguay.
Like in New Zealand, there are more sheep and cows in Uruguay than people.
Most Uruguayans are of European origin â€“ mostly Spanish and Italian.
People 1.3 million
Salto PaysandĂş Maldonado
100,000 75,000 55,000
Question # 2 What innovation is happening in Uruguay?
Almost everyone in Uruguay has access to the Internet. Also, the country was the first in the world to provide a free laptop and Wi-Fi connection to children. http://www.internetworldstats.com/south.htm#ec http://thefactfile.org/uruguay/ http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2012/08/03/one-laptop-per-child
In Uruguay, there are 14 students per teacher. This has resulted in a greater amount of attention given to pupils in addition to higher grade averages.
LucĂa Spangenberg developed http://www.genlives.com/ that help people get access to genetic information.
Alejandro Esperanza developed www.gurucargo.com to make container shipping simple.
The energy transformation in Uruguay since 2000 is impressive. In year 2000, oil accounted for 27% of Uruguayâ€™s imports and a new pipeline was just about to begin supplying gas from Argentina.
Now, clean energy such as solar energy, wind energy and
biomass provide almost all of the electricity that people in Uruguay use. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/dec/03/uruguay-makes-dramatic-shift-to-nearly-95-clean-energy
Question # 3 How is the political strucuture of Uruguay?
The parliament / general assembly of Uruguay: House of representatives = Cรกmara de Diputados 99 members who are elected for a 5-year term. The Senate = Cรกmara de Senadores 30 members who are elected for a 5 year term. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politics_of_Uruguay
Uruguay is divided into 19 â€œdepartmentsâ€?. The 19 departments are subdivided into 89 municipalities. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Departments_of_Uruguay