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A map of Uruguay.

Uruguay is a fully democratic country in South America, along the Atlantic coast. [1] [2]

Uruguay borders Brazil to the north and Argentina to the south. Spanish is spoken there. There is a low plain in the south and a plateau in the north. [3]


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