Argentine Republic is located in the south of the South American Continent, with a population of 42,192,494, making it the
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2nd largest national population. Its capital and largest city is Buenos Aires with a total population of 12,801,364. The
country encompasses 2,706,890 square kilometers making it the 8th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with
Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay, the South Pacific Ocean and Chile.

President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is recognized as the Chief of State and Head of Government and, along and Vice
President Amado B
oudou, achieves that status through popular vote and hold those positions for four years and are eligible
for a second term. Its form of government is a republic and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 1st of May
1853.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are Spanish, English, Italian, German and French. It counts among its major
religions Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and other faiths. As sources of mass communication it has 360 AM, 6 Short
Wave and 42 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Cerro Aconcagua, its highest point at 6,960 meters and Laguna Del Carbon, its lowest point
at –105 meters. Its principal waterways are the Atlantic Ocean, Strait of Magellan and the Parana and Salado rivers, which
measures 11,000 kilometers.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are food processing, motor vehicles,
consumer durables, textiles, chemicals and petrochemicals, printing, metallurgy and steel. Its official currency is the
Argentine Peso.

Here’s something you may not know about Argentina. Cerro Aconcagua is the Western Hemisphere’s tallest mountain
while Laguna Del Carbon is the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere.
Argentina's version of
the Tango
Argentine Wine
Argentine farmer with
cattle
Buenos Aires-
Argentina's capital and
largest city
Cataratas del Iguaz
Empanadas- a favorite
food of Argentina
Laguna Del Carbon
Canyon- Argentina's
lowest point
Mount Fitz Roy in the
Argentina's El Chalten
region- Considered
one of the hardest
mountains to climb in
the world
La Plata River
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Perito Moreno Glacier
National Park
Salado River
Ushuaia on Argentina's
Tierra del Fuego- the
world's southernmost
city you can drive to!
ARGENTINA
Updated 03 September 2012
Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
0.5% (2009 est.)

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Cerro Aconcagua-
Argentina and
America's highest point
Churrasco Carioca-
the Argentine national
dish of thick cut
barbecued steaks
Cataratas de Iguazu-
in Argentina's
northeast corner on
the Paraguay/Brazil
border
Quebrada de
Humahuaca-
Argentina's
northwestern expanse
near the border with
Bolivia and Chile
Seal and sea lions on
the Argentina's Valdes
Peninsula on the
Atlantic coast
Bernardo de Irigoyen-
Argentina's
easternmost point on
the border with Brazil
Cabo San Pio
Lighthouse-
Argentina's
southernmost point on
the Beagle Channel
Cerro Agassiz in the
Andes Mountains-
Argentina's
westernmost point on
the border with Chile
Cerro Branqui-
Argentina's
northernmost point on
the border with Bolivia
Concepcion del
Uruguay on
Argentina's border with
Uruguay
Corrientes on the
Parana River and
Argentina's border with
Paraguay
Monte Dinero in
Patagonia- Argentina's
southernmost
mainland point on the
border with Chile