Uruguay is a dynamic and modern country which excels in production and services due to its population's high educational level and the capacity and possibility to access world top-class technology.

If compared with its large neighbors or with other countries in South America, it seems to be small (176.215 square kilometers). However, when contrasting it with countries in other latitudes,  its surface is larger than that of various others in Central America and Europe. Switzerland's, Belgium's, Holland's and Denmark's surfaces can be, all together, contained within its borders.

Another remarkable characteristic is that Uruguay's amount of productive and fertile land per inhabitant is six times larger than the world's average.

It has a strategic geographical position in the Southern Cone. Its North-East borders with Brazil and West ones with Argentina, are substantially positive for its regional integration as an exit gate for countries in Rio de la Plata basin, and as a bridge country connecting both its large neighbors.

Uruguay's long-settled republican-democratic government system has made the country well-known for complying with all its national and international obligations.

The country's stability is not only political but also economic. Uruguay is a financial centre which is open to free movement of capitals and has total respect for banking secrecy and property rights. The most important international rating agencies have concluded that Uruguay's economy is the safest in Mercosur, not making any kind of legal differentiation between foreign and domestic investors.

Uruguay stands out in the region, being proof of this the fact that it always gets the highest scores in assessments carried out by organisms such as: The Freedom House, The World Economic Forum, Transparency International and The Economist Intelligence, among others.