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Uruguay History

Uruguay History

Colonial times and the struggle for independence The area of ​​Uruguay was discovered in 1516 by the Spanish navigator Juan Díaz de Solís (* around 1470, † 1516), who was the first to sail the Río de la Plata. The Indians living there, the warlike Charrúa, offered resistance to the newcomers – Díaz de Solís and almost all of his companions were killed – and for a long time prevented a settlement in the country known as Banda Oriental de…

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Uruguay Children and School

Uruguay Children and School

School in Uruguay Children in Uruguay start school when they are six. School attendance is compulsory for nine years. Six years of this are spent in primary school and three years in secondary school. Those who then go to school for another three years can do the Abitur, the Bachillerato. School uniform Many students in Uruguay wear school uniforms. Since 1950, this has always been a white shirt with a blue bow for primary school students. The loop should, however,…

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