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Uruguayan Peso (UYU)

The Uruguayan Peso is the primary currency of Uruguay. This currency is used by an estimated 3,449,299 people. Based on our estimate, Uruguayan Peso is the #110 most popular currency is the world.

The currency code for the Uruguayan Peso is "UYU". The ISO 4217 number for this currency is 858. The currency symbol for the Peso is "$U".

Uruguayan Peso conversion rates, useful facts, and holiday schedule can be found below.

UYU Currency Demographics

The primary country using the Uruguayan Peso is Uruguay.

There are approximately 3,449,299 people around the world who use the Uruguayan Peso. The Uruguayan Peso is the #110 most used widely currency is the world.

3,449,299 user population
Ranked #110 in the world

UYU Exchange Rates

1 Uruguayan Peso equals:

Australian Dollar


Inverse: $U27.11


Inverse: $U46.78
British Pound


Inverse: $U53.34
Indian Rupee


Inverse: $U0.56
Japanese Yen


Inverse: $U0.39
US Dollar


Inverse: $U42.80

† Rates last updated at 20 minutes ago

‡ Rates are the interbank rate and are only available on large transactions

UYU Currency Facts

UYU Details

ISO 4217 CodeUYU
ISO 4217 Number858
Unit NamePeso
Currency NicknamesN.a.

UYU Denominations

Minor Unit NameN.a.
Minor Unit Symbol N.a.
Minor Units2
Frequently Used banknotes$U20, $U50, $U100, $U200, $U500, $U1000, $U2000
Rarely Used BanknotesN.a.
Frequently Used Coins$U1, $U2, $U5, $U10
Rarely Used CoinsN.a.

UYU Issuance

Central BankCentral Bank of Uruguay
Central Bank Website

World Bank Statistics

Estimated User Population3,449,299 people
Population Rank#110
UYU Inflation Rate7.61%
Inflation Rank#12

† Population and Inflation rate as based on data from the World Bank.

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2020 UYU Currency Holidays

Based on holidays observed by the Central Bank of Uruguay. On these dates banks and payment systems may be closed. Settlement in Uruguayan Peso may also be closed on these dates.

New Year's Day January 1, 2020 Closed
Epiphany January 6, 2020 Closed
Carnival February 24, 2020 Closed
Carnival February 25, 2020 Closed
Change of President March 1, 2020 Closed
Holy Thursday April 9, 2020 Closed
Good Friday April 10, 2020 Closed
Desembarco de los 33 Orientales April 19, 2020 Closed
Labour Day May 1, 2020 Closed
Battle of Las Piedras May 18, 2020 Closed
Jose Gervasio Artigas Birthday June 19, 2020 Closed
Constitution Day July 18, 2020 Closed
Independence Day August 25, 2020 Closed
Columbus Day October 12, 2020 Closed
All Souls' Day November 2, 2020 Closed
Christmas December 25, 2020 Closed
New Year's Eve December 31, 2020 Closed

UYU Currency History

The Uruguayan Peso was created in March 1993. The table below shows the history of currencies that ultimately became the Uruguayan Peso.

Currency Active Replaced By
Uruguay new peso (UYN) July 1975 to March 1993 UYU