Did you know...
That the name "Uruguay" has its origin in the Guaraní language and it means “river of painted birds”? The country’s full name though is República Oriental del Uruguay, and that’s why many Uruguayans call themselves “orientals”.
That Uruguay is an important global exporter of combed wool, rice, soybeans, frozen beef, malt and milk?
That same-sex marriage and abortion are legal and that because of that Uruguay is regarded to be one of the most liberal nations in the world? Uruguay is also ranking high on global measures of personal rights, tolerance, and inclusion issues.