Description: The Physical Map of Uruguay showing major geographical features like elevations, ocean, lakes, plateaus, peninsulas, rivers, plains, landforms and other topographic features.
TUruguay is a country which is officially called the República Oriental del Uruguay and lies in southeast South America. It is surrounded by Argentina on its west and Brazil on its north-east, with the Atlantic Ocean to the south and southeast. With an area of approximately 176,000 square kilometres Uruguay is geographically the second-smallest nation in South America after Suriname.
The landscape features Cuchillas which are basically the rolling plains with very low hill ranges and fertile coastal lowlands. The coastline of Uruguay is 660 km long along the Atlantic Ocean. A dense alluvial region is formed by the four river basins, or deltas of the Uruguay River, the Río de la Plata, the Laguna Merín as well as the Río Negro. The major river in Uruguay is the Río Negro which is also known as the Black River. There are numerous lagoons situated along the Atlantic coast.
The country’s highest point is the Cerro Catedral which stands at a height of 515metresabove the sea level. The region has a varied topography with 10 national parks: Five are based in the wetland areas in the east, 3 are situated in the central region, and there is 1 along the Rio Uruguayin the west.
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