The descendants of survivors of the  genocide against Armenians currently living in Uruguay number between 15,000 and 20,000, most of whom live in the capital Montevideo, and whose ancestors came from Cilicia, Marash, Aintab, Yozgad, Urfá, Mardin and Tigranakert, among other places. 

In addition, there is the immigration of Armenians from the Socialist Republic of Armenia and, since the end of the 20th century, from the Armenia that came into being in 1991.

Uruguay’s Armenian community, although quantitatively smaller than those settled in countries such as Argentina, the United States, France and Lebanon, has generated a high-quality interrelationship with the Uruguayan population in terms of social, economic and political influence.

Uruguay’s Armenian community is organized into institutions defined by regional, political and cultural affiliations. To commemorate the victims of the genocide against Armenians on April 24, 2023, a ceremony was held in Montevideo on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Western Armenia. The Honorary Consul of the Republic of Western Armenia in Montevideo, Mr. Pablo Tailanian, laid a wreath in the capital’s most important square, the Plaza Independencia, at the foot of the monument to the main hero, General José Artigas.