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Environment of Uruguay

In Uruguay, the amount of alternative and nuclear energy consumed amounts to 10.3% of the total energy use. Uruguay emits 2.3 metric tons per capita of CO₂. The number of road motor vehicles per 1000 inhabitants in Uruguay is 220.


Total land area of Uruguay is 176,215 km2 (approx. 68,037 mi²). 7000 km2 of Uruguay's territory is covered in forests. and forest land comprises 4% of all the land in the country.

Issues Uruguay faces

Currently Uruguay faces various issues, including water pollution from meat packing/tannery industry, inadequate solid/hazardous waste disposal.