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Uruguay Geography

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Uruguay is a country in South America, which is economically, politically, as well as socially stable country not forgetting its mild climate that is free of hurricanes and earthquakes. It is among south Americas, smallest countries covering 170,000 km total area. It is the smallest nation, Spanish speaking, smaller slightly than North Dakota. The country happens to below the tropical region and experiences all four seasons. Its regular summer high temperature happens to be 820 F, at night it cools down to 630 F. during the winter, average temperature is 570 F, and at night it cools down to 430 F.

[...] Only about 2 3 percent of land in Uruguay happens to be forest. An estimated 17 23 percent of Uruguay, which is equivalent to 3 4 million hectares of the land are arable, however, only around a third of this, which is which around of the entire productive land, had been cultivated back in 1990. Approximately, the entire interior consisted of ship and cattle ranches whereby pasture accounted for around 89 percent of the productive land of the country. The rearing of sheep was typically undertaken within the medium sized firms, which are concentrated within the south and the west (Rex & Sandra, 1990). [...]

[...] Viceroyalty of Rio de la Plata's establishment during the year 1776, where by its capita was Buenos Aires worsened the rivalry. Montevideo then was empowered to directly trade with the Spanish instead of doing it through Buenos Aires. The role of Montevideo as a center of commerce got strengthened beginning the time when salted beef began for feeding sheep crews as well as later Cuban slaves. The commercial activity of the city got expanded by way of introducing trade of slaves to the southern region of the continent due to the fact that Montevideo was the main entry port for slaves. [...]

[...] Inopportunely, it very first came to be a patronage source for the party faithful. The electric power company of the nation was given a monopoly over the telephone system then it became the State Electric Power & Telephone Company. Measures of social reforms, for instance, the 44-hour workweek adoption as well as growing crisis of economy shocked many conservative sectors as well as had great impact on the interests of import merchants, cattle ranchers, foreign capital, as well as population as a whole. [...]

[...] The Supreme Court, both military and civilian, headed the judiciary. Lower civilian courts involved the six appellate courts (criminal matters, civil matters, as well as labor matters), first instance courts (referred to lawyer courts at times) and finally courts of justice of the peace. Courts were administered by the ministry of justice and to highest courts were appointed military officers at the time of military regime. The judiciary got back its independence in the year 1985 after Sangunatti assumed office, following the Naval Club Pact in 1984, which clipped military power. [...]

[...] The main idea for reforming the system of education is to encourage student's study what will bring about work possibilities. Most popular careers within Uruguay include philosophy, law and medicine while huge demands are for engineers more specifically system engineers (MercoPress, 2011) Exports and Imports With an aim of minimizing the dependency on neighbor countries especially Argentina as well as Brazil, Uruguay's markets for exports have expanded. Uruguay has had an experience of better trade environment across some years now. The country relies majorly on sales to the outside. [...]