Overview of Argentina

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Officially name: The Argentine Republic

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Capital: Buenos Aires

Largest city: Buenos Aires

Official language: Spanish

Government: Federal representative presidential republic

Argentina is the second largest country in South America. Argentina's continental area is between the Andes mountain range in the west and the Atlantic Ocean in the east. It borders Paraguay and Bolivia to the north, Brazil and Uruguay to the northeast, and Chile to the west and south.

Area

Total 2,766,890 km2 (8th)
Water (%) 1.1

Population

2010 estimate 40,091,359 (32nd)
Density 14.49/km2 (207th)
37.53/sq mi

Currency: Peso (ARS)

Time zone

ART (UTC-3)

Drives on the right (trains ride on the left)

Internet TLD: .ar

Calling code: +54