Argentines in Uruguay

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Argentines in Uruguay
Argentines in Uruguay
Total population
Regions with significant populations
Montevideo · Punta Del Este
Rioplatense Spanish
Roman Catholicism
Related ethnic groups
Other Brazilians in Uruguay

Argentine Uruguayans are people born in Argentina who live in Uruguay. In 2010, there were over 10,000 Argentines living in Uruguayan territory.[2]


Many Argentine-born persons reside in Uruguay, for a number of reasons. Both countries share the same language, culture and ethnicity and their populations bear striking similarities; the historical origins of both nations is common (part of the Viceroyalty of the River Plate, Spanish Empire); both countries are members of MERCOSUR, there is no need for special migration documents, and circulation is relatively easy. Uruguay is a small, quiet country, with wide beaches on the Atlantic Ocean, so many Argentines choose Uruguay as their usual holiday destination, some of them even as permanent residence;[3] Argentine people come to Uruguay in search of a better quality of life.[4] The Uruguayan resort Punta del Este is famous as "the biggest Argentine seaside resort".[5]

The 2011 Uruguayan census revealed 26,782 people who declared Argentina as their country of birth.[6] In 2013, there were almost 6,000 Argentine citizens registered in the Uruguayan social security.[7]

Argentines in Uruguay have their own institutions, such as the Uruguayan-Argentine Institute, a bilingual school in Punta del Este.[8]

Notable people[edit]


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  1. ^ "Encuesta Nacional de Hogares Ampliada 2006" [Extended National Household Survey 2006] (in Spanish). 2007. Archived from the original on 11 May 2012. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  2. ^ Perfil migratorio de Argentina 2012 (PDF). Buenos Aires: International Organization for Migration. 2012. p. 184. ISBN 978-92-9068-657-6. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Foreign residents in Punta del Este". El Observador. 28 November 2013. Archived from the original on 4 December 2013. Retrieved 28 November 2013. (in Spanish)
  4. ^ "A light on the other side of the river". La Nación. 22 February 2014. (in Spanish)
  5. ^ "Argentine settlers in Punta del Este increasing". El Observador. 27 January 2013. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2013.(in Spanish)
  6. ^ "Immigration to Uruguay" (PDF). INE. Retrieved 6 March 2013. (in Spanish)
  7. ^ "Foreign workers in Uruguay". EL PAIS. Retrieved 4 November 2013. (in Spanish)
  8. ^ IUA Archived 2014-03-31 at the Wayback Machine (in Spanish)

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