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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

Government: Oriental Republic of Uruguay

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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