Geographic Location
Uruguay is located in a strategic area within Mercosur – between Brazil and Argentina – and in the center of the Santiago de Chile – Belo Horizonte economic corridor, which concentrates more than 80% of the region’s GDP.
This area includes the largest cities of Mercosur and Chile, including: Santiago, Mendoza, Cordoba, Rosario, Buenos Aires, Asuncion, Montevideo, Porto Alegre, Curitiba, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte.

Throughout its history, Uruguay has enjoyed a privileged position in regional trade, despite its small size (176,000 km2).

Uruguay’s advantageous location and geography have made it the natural gateway to South America.


  • A strategic location at the epicenter of the area of Latin America’s highest GDP.
  • The Port of Montevideo is the deepest natural port on de la Plata River, allowing access to deep draft ships at very competitive costs. A modern Container Terminal offers excellent efficiency and reduced loading and unloading times.
  • Uruguay has an optimal highway network to connect to Brazil and Argentina.
  • Skilled human resources.
  • Social, political and economic stability.
  • Advantageous tax and customs incentives backed by Free Zone legislation.
  • A country with currency exchange freedoms, free currency usage and bank secrecy.
Land transit times.