- a seaport in and the capital of Uruguay.
- a republic in SE South America. 72,172 sq. mi. (186,925 sq. km). Capital: Montevideo.
- a river in SE South America, flowing from S Brazil along the boundary of E Argentina into the Río de la Plata. 981 miles (1580 km) long.
- the capital and chief port of Uruguay, in the south on the Río de la Plata estuary: the largest city in the country: University of the Republic (1849); resort. Pop: 1 378 707 (1996)
- a republic in South America, on the Atlantic: Spanish colonization began in 1624, followed by Portuguese settlement in 1680; revolted against Spanish rule in 1820 but was annexed by the Portuguese to Brazil; gained independence in 1825. It consists mainly of rolling grassy plains, low hills, and plateaus. Official language: Spanish. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: peso. Capital: Montevideo. Pop: 3 324 460 (2013 est). Area: 176 215 sq km (68 037 sq miles)
country named for river that flows past it, which is from a native name in an extinct language, said to represent uru “bird” + guay “tail,” perhaps a reference to some totemic animal. Capital of Uruguay and largest city in the country, located on Uruguay’s southern coast. Republic on the east coast of South America, tucked between Brazil to the north and east and Argentina to the west. The capital and largest city is Montevideo.