Area: 176 215 kmÂ² (68 037 milesÂ²)
Capital: Montevideo. Population: 1.33 million
Population: 3.5 million
Currency: Peso Uruguayo (UYU) = 100 centÃ©cimos
Government: Republic since 1830.
Tipping: 10% when no service charge is added.
Time zone: GMT - 3 (GMT - 2 from the second Sunday in October to the second Sunday in March)
Uruguay: Social customs
Shaking hands is the normal form of greeting. Uruguayans are very hospitable and like to entertain both at home and in restaurants. Normal courtesies should be observed. Smoking is not allowed in cinemasRead more or theatres or on public transport.
Uruguay: Food and local specialties
The majority of Uruguayan restaurants are parrilladas (grill-rooms). Table service is usual in restaurants. Cafes or bars have either table and/or counter service. Things to know: There are no set licensingRead more hours. The national specialties are: Bife de chorrizo (rump steak). Cazuela (stew), usually served with mondongo (tripe). Morcilla dulce (sweet black sausage made from blood, orange peel and walnuts) and morcilla salada (salty sausage). Dulce de leche (milk sweets). Chaja (ball-shaped sponge cake filled with cream and jam). Uruguayan wines are of good quality. A popular drink is medio-medio (half dry white wine and half champagne). Beers are very good. Local spirits are caña, grappa and locally distilled whisky and gin.
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