Argentina Facts

Argentina Facts

Argentina, officially known as the Argentine Republic, is a federal republic located in southeastern South America. Argentina is the eighth-largest country in the world, the second largest in Latin America, and the largest Spanish-speaking one. See the fact file below for more information about Argentina.

Capital
Buenos Aries

Population
37,384,816 (July 2001 est.)

Area
total: 2,766,890 sq km, slightly less than three-tenths the size of the US
Argentina lays claim to a section of Antarctica of about 1,235,000 sq km (477,000 sq. miles)

Location
Argentina is the second largest country located on the continent of South America
takes up almost entire southern half of South America

Government
republic
federation of twenty-three provinces
one self-sustained, independent city, Buenos Aries

Money
Argentine peso (ARS)

Climate
mostly temperate; arid in southeast; sub-antarctic in southwest

Languages
Spanish (official), English, Italian, German

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