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Oriental Republic of Uruguay

Latin America

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Area: 176,215 sq km

Located between Brazil and Argentina on the east bank of the River Plate estuary.

Population: 3,372,222    Annual Growth: 0.28%

Capital: Montevideo

Urbanites: 92.5%

HDI Rank: 50 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)


Peoples: 30 (3% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Spanish    Languages: 12 All languages


Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr


Answer to Prayer

Evangelicals’ growth is rapidly accelerating. The last 20 years have witnessed significant growth in a country previously very resistant to the gospel. The Evangelical Alliance’s efforts to double the number of congregations between 1998 and 2005 were completed – also doubling the number of believers in the process!

Challenge for Prayer

Lack of knowledge of God gives opening to a spirit of error. Afro-Brazilian Spiritism is the fastest growing religion in Uruguay. The largest non-Catholic religious bodies are cults and sects of questionable orthodoxy. While 81% believe in God, most adhere to a “do-it-yourself” spirituality influenced by New Age thinking. Pray for all religious deceptions to be exposed and the demonic powers behind them defeated.

     For an additional 6 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Uruguay.