Country profile

Argentinian Republic

Population: 40.6 million (UN, 2010)
Capital: Buenos Aires
Area: 2.8 million sq km (1.1 million sq miles)

Population: 43,024,374

Land area: 1,056,636 sq mi (2,736,690 sq km)
Language: Spanish, indigenous (Mapudungun, Quechua)
Religion: Christianity. Roman Catholic 92% (less than 20% practicing), Protestant 2%, Jewish 2%, other 4%.
Life expectancy: 72 years (men), 80 years (women) (UN)
Monetary unit: Peso
National Day: May 25
Main exports: Food and live animals, mineral fuels, cereals, machinery
GNI per capita: US $8,500 (World Bank, 2010)
United Nations membership date 24 October 1945
Internet domain: .ar
International dialling code: +54
Time: GMT -3
Climate: Mostly temperate; arid in SE; subantarctic in SW
Natural hazards: Earthquakes, violent windstorms (pamperos), heavy flooding

Argentina

Argentina is rich in resources,zinc, tin, copper, iron ore, manganese, petroleum, uranium.
Its terrain includes part of the Andes mountain range, swamps, the plains of the Pampas and a long coastline. (4,989 km)
Argentina possesses some of the world’s tallest mountains, expansive deserts, and impressive waterfalls, with the diversity of the land ranging from wild, remote areas in southern Patagonia to the bustling metropolis of Buenos Aires in the North.

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Provinces of Argentina

Buenos Aires Catamarca Cordoba
Corrientes Chaco Chubut
ENTRE Rios Formosa Jujuy
La Pampa La Rioja Mendoza
Misiones Neuquen Rio Negro
Salta San Juan San Luis
Santa Fe Santa Cruz Santiago del Est
Tierra del Fuego Tucuman