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The Oriental Republic of Uruguay is an unitary presidential constitutional republic, found in-between Argentina, Brazil and the South Atlantic Ocean. It covers 176.215 square kilometres, and is the home of 3.427.000 citizens, of which 58% are Christians and 41% have another god/gods.
The currency is Uruguayan peso, worse 0,24 Danish Krone and 0,03. The GDP is US$58.123 billion.

The climate is made up by a temperate zone, with relatively mild and fairly uniform nationwide zone. Seasonal variations are pronounced, but extremes in temperature are rare.
Here are many species of armadillos, the Giant anteater Myrmecophaga tridactyla and the Southern tamandua Tamandua tetradactyl, Paraguaian hairy dwarf porcupine Coendou spinosus, Brazilian guinea pig Cavia aperea, Lowland paca Cuniculus paca, some tuco-tucos, a lot of bats, quite some cats, two foxes, the Maned wolf Chrysocyon brachyurus, which I would love to see, Giant otter Pteronura brasiliensis and a few other others, some pigs, some deer and some opossums.
The flora is rich too, with 2500 species. Approximately 80% of Uruguay is prairie, with grasses predominating. I will not be looking for anything in particular, just the Temperate Grassland biome in general. That said, I would like to see some of the
caudiciforms: Abobra tenuifolia, Anredera cordifolia, Apodanthera sagittifolia, Aristolochia fimbriata, Carica quercifolia, Chenopodium multifidum, Cochliasanthus caracalla, Dorstenia brasiliensis, Habranthus gracilifolius, Habranthus robustus, Habranthus tubispathus, Ipomoea digitata, Ipomoea platensis, Macfadyena unguis-cat, Oxalis articulata, Pereskia sacharosa, Phytolacca dioica, Sinningia sellovii, Sinningia macrostachya, Sinningia tubiflora, Talinum paniculatum and Zephyranthes candida.

Well, now I got the plan, tickets and urge. It is down to a question of waiting to 11/4 2024.

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