Tuesday, 1 March 2016

URUGUAY - República Oriental del Uruguay

Officially the Eastern Republic of Uruguay (SpanishRepública Oriental del Uruguay), is a country in the southeastern region of South America. It is bordered by Argentina to its west and Brazil to its north and east, with the Atlantic Ocean to the south and southeast. Uruguay is home to 3.3 million people,of whom 1.8 million live in the metropolitan area of its capital and largest city, Montevideo. With an area of approximately 176,000 square kilometres (68,000 sq mi), Uruguay is geographically the second-smallest nation in South America after Suriname
The name of the namesake river comes from the Spanish pronunciation of the regional Guarani word for it. There are several interpretations, including "bird-river" ("the river of the urú", via Charruanurú being a common noun of any wild fowl). The name could also refer a river snail called uruguá (Pomella megastoma) that was plentiful in the water.



These three beautiful airmail covers from Uruguay sent by my good friend Patricia who work in Uruguay Postal Services. Uruguay stamps are thematic and good in design too. She perfectly postmarked the covers and sent back to me. Uruguay Philatelic service is one of the best service provider for philatelists. The covers posted on February 05, 2016 and received in my hands on March 01, 2016. Thank You very much Patricia for the great help from Uruguay.

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