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Uruguay Postal Code

Uruguay is officially known as the Oriental Republic of Uruguay or the Eastern Republic of Uruguay. It is located on the eastern side of South America. It is bordered by Brazil on the north and northeast and Argentina on the west and southwest. Montevideo is the capital and largest city of Uruguay. The major urban areas in Uruguay include Salto, Ciudad De La Costa, Paysandu, Las Piedras, Rivera, Maldonado, Tacuarembo, Melo, Mercedes, Artigas, Minas, San Jose de Mayo, Durazno, Florida, Barros Blancos, San Carlos, Colonia del Sacramento, Pando, etc. The official languages of Uruguay are Spanish, and Uruguayan Sign.

Uruguay is well known for its unique way of celebrating its festivals like White Night, Las Llamadas, Jazz to the Streets, Lemanja, Natalicio de Artigas, Epiphany, Dia de Muertos, Holy Week, Milk Festival, Candlemas, etc. Many foreigners or travelers also take part in the celebration and enjoy it.

Uruguay introduced a new five-digit postal code to cover the whole country in 2010 which has 19 postal regions. At first, there was so much controversy over the places which were registered under the postal code office, but then slowly every region in Uruguay got its identity. The 1900 postal codes help to identify various locations within its territory.

Land Area

Uruguay has a total land area of 1,81,034 km2, which comes to around a total of 69,898 mi2. It is the 89th largest country in the world. Uruguay is divided into 19 provinces and its names are Artigas, Canelones, Cerro Largo, Colonia, Durazno, Flores, Florida, Lavalleja, Maldonado, Montevideo, Paysandu, Río Negro, Rivera, Rocha, Salto, San Jose, Soriano, Tacuarembo and Treinta y Tres.

Water Area

Uruguay has a total water area of 1.5%. There are more than 50 lakes and 10 dams in Uruguay. The names of the major lakes are Laguna de Castillos, Laguna Garzon, Laguna Jose Ignacio, Laguna Negra, Laguna de Rocha, Laguna del Sauce, Merin Lake, Rincon del Bonete Lake, etc. Surface water is playing a significant role and helps in mobilizing 67%. The major sources of water include groundwater, rainwater, snow, wells, wetlands, desalination, etc. Most of the lakes have been developed as tourist spots.


There are 836 mountains in Uruguay. The highest peak and most prominent is Cerro Catedral which is about 513 meters (1,683 Feet) in Uruguay. The other prominent mountains are Cerro de las Animas, Cerro Tupambae, Cerro de las Lagunitas, Cerro Aguiar, Cerro Bette, Cerro de la Bola, Cerro del Ensayo, Cerro Pan de Azucar, Cerro Arroyo Pico, etc.

Postal Stamps

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List of postal and courier services in Uruguay:

  • USX Cargo
  • Urubox
  • Miami-Box
  • DHL Express Service Point
  • Grupo Sky Uruguay
  • CeiBox
  • GestionPost
  • Agencia UES
  • DHL Express Service Point
  • Uruguay Cargo
  • IBC
  • World Courier

Uruguay Postalcode
Postcode type and position 5 digits to the left of the locality name

Dr. Augusto Rodríguez
Chaná 1215, apto. 152
Coding method X -- (First digit) --->represents the Postal Region.
X -- (Second digit) --->represents the sub-region.
X -- (third digit) --->represents the distribution center.
XX -- (Last two digit) --->represent the delivery area or post office.
Address format Each administrative division maintains its postal code for mail delivery purposes. Having the correct code is essential to your mail delivery. The official name of the Uruguay postal service is named Correo Uruguayo, it is officially known as Administracion Nacional de Correos. It introduced a new postal code in 2010. There is only one postal region or zone in Uruguay. The total number of postal codes in Uruguay is 1900.
Uruguay uses 5 digit numeric code system used in 2010 in system uses which the first digit, the second, the third, and the last two digits have different indications which are shown below;
Examples Dr. Augusto Rodríguez (addressee)
Chaná 1215, apto. 152 (street + premises + door)
70200 – ROSARIO, COLONIA (postcode – locality + province)
URUGUAY (country)

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) s

  • Name the official postal service in Uruguay?
    The official postal service in Uruguay is the Correo Uruguayo.
  • How many postal codes are in Uruguay?
    Uruguay has more than 1900 postal codes.
  • What is the postal code of the capital city of Uruguay?
    Montevideo is the capital city of Uruguay and its postal code starts from 10129 and ends in 13000.
  • What is the three-letter country code of Uruguay?
    The country code of Uruguay is URY.