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Uruguay Facts Info Stuff (UY):

Uruguay Latitude Facts: -33.78525 and Uruguay Longitude Facts: -56.271875

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  5. Honduras Category: Geography - Area (sq km): total: 112,090 sq km; land: 111,890 sq km; water: 200 sq km

Uruguay Regions are: Canelones Cerro Largo Colonia Durazno Flores Florida Lavalleja Maldonado Montevideo Paysandu Rio Negro Rivera Rocha Salto San Jose Soriano Tacuarembo Treinta y Tres

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Source: CIA - The World Factbook