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Uruguay Population and religion Percentage

Uruguay, officially the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, is a country in South America. The total Land Area of Uruguay is 175,015  sq. km (67,574) sq. mi)  & the Population Density of Uruguay is 20 per Km2 (51 people per mi2). As per the UN World Population Prospects report,  the estimated  population of  Uruguay in 2024 is 3,423,316 (3.4 million or 34.2 lakh)

 

 UruguayDemography
Total Population3,423,316 (3.4 million)
Global Rank135
Land Area 175,015  sq. km (67,574) sq. mi)
Area Rank89
Pop. Density20 people/sq. km
Capital CityMontevideo

Source: UN World Population Prospects report

Religion in Uruguay

Christianity is the largest religion in Uruguay and 42.4% of the population follows Christianity but 53% of its population is irreligious. Among Christians in Uruguay, Catholics have the most adherents followed by Protestants. 32.4% of the population followed Roman Catholicism; 8.1% Evangelical Protestantism; 0.3% Adventist, 0.8% Jehovah’s Witnesses, and 0.4% Mormon.

Other Non-Christian-based faiths population is at 3.9%. Non-Christian Faith includes African Cults, Jewish, and other minority religions. 

Irreligious people account for 53% of the population (Agnostic 1.0%; Atheist 8.8%; Other 0.5%; None 39.6% )

Religion percentage in Uruguay  is as follows

Religion/ AffiliationsPercent
Christianity42.4%
Catholic32.4%
Evangelical (Protestant)8.1%
Adventist0.3%
Jehovah’s Witnesses0.8%
Mormón0.4%
Protestant0.4%
Other Faiths3.9%
African American Cults/ umbanda2.1%
Believer, not belong to the church1.8%
No Affiliations53%
Agnostic1.0%
Atheist8.8%
Other0.5%
None39.6%
Don´t know0.6%
No answer3.3%

Source: Latino barometer

Uruguay Ethinic Composition

The majority of Uruguayans are of European descent, with their ancestors having immigrated from Spain, Italy, France, and Britain. African descendants make up 4.60% of the population, while indigenous peoples account for 2% of the population. Mestizos, who are of mixed European and Indian ancestry, make up less than one-tenth of the population. Additionally, there is a small population of East Asians in the country.

OriginPercentage
White87.70%
Black4.60%
Indigenous2.40%
East Asian0.20%
Other/none5.10%
Top Cities in Uruguay by Population
#CityDepartmentPopultion
1MontevideoMontevideo13,04,687
2SaltoSalto1,04,011
3Ciudad de la CostaCanelones95,176
4PaysandúPaysandú76,412
5Las PiedrasCanelones71,258
6RiveraRivera64,465
7MaldonadoMaldonado62,590
8TacuarembóTacuarembó54,755
9MeloCerro Largo51,830
10MercedesSoriano41,974
11ArtigasArtigas40,657
12MinasLavalleja38,446
13San José de MayoSan José36,743
14DuraznoDurazno34,368
15FloridaFlorida33,639
16Barros BlancosCanelones31,650
17Ciudad del PlataSan José31,145
18San CarlosMaldonado27,471
19Colonia del SacramentoColonia26,231
20PandoCanelones25,947
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