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  • Official name
    República Oriental del Uruguay
  • Location
    South America, bordering Argentina and Brazil
  • Capital
  • Surface area
    176.215km², 95% of the territory has soil suitable for agriculture and livestock activities
  • Population
    3,4 million
  • Population growth
    0,4% (annual)
  • Per capita GDP
    US$ 17.278
  • Currency
    Uruguayan peso ($)
  • Literacy
  • Life expectancy at birth
    77 years
  • Form of government
    Democratic republic with Presidential system
  • Political divisions
    19 Departaments
  • Time zone
    GMT – 03.00
  • Official language

General Characteristics

  • Uruguay offers a high degree of safety and comfort.
  • The climate is pleasant throughout the year, summer being the peak season for tourism.
  • For many years Uruguay has had a strong political and social stability, supported by a consolidated democracy.
  • The political system is based on a democratic republic with presidential system. Presidential and parliamentary elections are held every five years. There are a plurality of political parties.
  • The legal system is based on laws passed by the Parliament and promulgated by the Executive Branch. There are special judges for civil, customs, bankruptcy, commercial, labor and criminal matters, and specialized criminal courts for organized crime and family issues.
  • Visitors only require a valid passport to enter the country. There are some exceptions in which visas are required additionally. MERCOSUR citizens only need identity cards.


Our mission is to be the articulation space from which the sector’s actors may lead the promotion, professionalization, innovation and training processes, to turn Uruguay into a Logistics Hub that may boost national development.


Our vision is to become the leading center of expertise and promotion for the logistics sector. To cooperate with other institutions and detect opportunities for improvement that may favor the development of the Hub.


To enhance the country’s position as a modern, dynamic and efficient Hub, by channeling the synergy of all its stakeholders. To favor investment specifically on state-of-the-art technology and infrastructure, seeking to generate new jobs and skilled human capital. Thus, the aim is to consolidate a more active development model at an international level, seen positively by society.