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General Country Information
Capital: Montevideo
Population: 3,510,386 (July 2010 est.)
Form of Government: Presidential Republic

Telephone and Internet Communications in real numbers
Telephone - main lines: 959,300 (2008)
Telephone - mobile: 3.508 million (2008)
Internet hosts: 498,232 (2009)
Internet users: 1.34 million (2008)

Country Ranking
DOI* 2005/2006: 0.48
World Rank 2005/2006: 63

*The Digital Opportunity Index (DOI) evaluates the opportunity, infrastructure and utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) worldwide and was created by the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (KADO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The DOI is based on a scale of 0-1, where 1 is ideal, and the World Rank is taken into consideration out of 181 countries, based on the DOI.

Disability Organizations and Contact Information:

Asociación de Sordomudos del Uruguay
Calle Gil 945
Cp 11700, Montevideo
Email: asur1928@gmail.com
Tel: +598-2-308-3212             
Fax: +598-2-305-4218

Fundación Braille del Uruguay
Agr. Germán Barbato 1466
CP: 11.200, Montevideo
Email: sgeneral@ulacdigital.org
Tel: +598-2-900-1448
Fax: +598-2-900-1448

Plenario Nacional de Organizaciones de Impedidos (PLENADI) - DPI National Assembly
Graciela Rumi,
Dr. Carlos M de Pena 4110
11717 Montevideo
Email: plenadi@adinet.com.uy
Tel: +598-23053619
Fax: +598-22090094

Unión Latinoamericana de Ciegos (Latin American Union of the Blind)
Mercedes No 1327
CP 11100, Montevideo
Email: ulac@ulacdigital.org
Tel: +598-2901 9797 ext 22

Unión Nacional de Ciegos del Uruguay
Mercedes No 1327
CP 11100, Montevideo
Email: uncu@uncu.org.uy
Tel: +598-2-903-3022
Fax: 598-2-903-3022