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José Ignacio, Uruguay
José Ignacio, Uruguay

José Ignacio

A fishing village turned upscale resort, José Ignacio is a flashy, lively extension of Punta del Este’s social scene
Photo by Ernesto Velázquez
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    Capital:Montevideo

    Location:Southern South America, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Argentina and Brazil

    Currency:Uruguayan pesos (UYU)

    Area:176,215 sq km

    Population:3,398,239 (July 2021 est.)

    Languages:Spanish (official)

    Religion:Roman Catholic 47.1%, non-Catholic Christians 11.1%, nondenominational 23.2%, Jewish 0.3%, atheist or agnostic 17.2%, other 1.1% (2006 est.)

    TimeZone:UTC-3

    Tel Code:+598

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