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Where is Uruguay Located in South America?
September 12, 2015
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Where is Uruguay, World Map

​So, where is Uruguay you ask? Well, I’m glad you asked. Let me tell you just where Uruguay is. Sandwiched between Brazil and Argentina on the Atlantic coast in South America, it shares borders with both countries. The Argentinian and Uruguayan border is split by a river called, Rio de La Plata. Take note that if you are visiting Buenos Aires, it is extremely easy to hop over to Colonia del Sacramento or Montevideo, Uruguay by boat or plane. There are no large Brazilian cities in near proximity to Uruguay to make an easy or short jump from Brazil to Uruguay but once in Uruguay, you can easily reach the Brazilian border. There are a few small towns that share the border such as Rivera and Chuy, these are duty-free towns where Uruguayans like to shop for less. Just be sure to check visa requirements before attempting to cross into Brazil. I do know that Americans are currently required to have a visa to visit Brazil and you will go through border control checkpoints in this area. (I personally snuck over into Brazil on my last trip to Uruguay from the town of Chuy – I will write a separate article about that one day). The thing I found interesting was just how hard it was to decipher at the border was: where is Uruguay and where is Brazil. It was kind of tricky – thing are not marked and the checkpoints seemed like they were in odd areas… I’m sure if I had been little more familiar with the roads it would have made sense.

If you would like more information regarding the location of Uruguay or additional facts regarding the country, I suggest viewing the CIA’s website here – they have mounds of additional and helpful info specifically about Uruguay.


So, now can you tell me, where is Uruguay?

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Lain Livingston

Lain Livingston

Lain is passionate about informing aspiring expats about the pros and the cons of life abroad while exposing as many Americans as possible to the idea of experiencing countries and cultures beyond the surface. Married to a half Ecuadorian – half Italian, with family in Ecuador, Italy, England, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina, Lain’s experiences abroad tend to be immersive.

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