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Where is Argentina?

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Located in the continent of South America, Argentina covers 2,736,690 square kilometers of land and 43,710 square kilometers of water, making it the 8th largest nation in the world with a total area of 2,780,400 square kilometers.

Argentina became an independent state in 1816, after gaining its sovereignty from Spain. The population of Argentina is 42,192,494 (2012) and the nation has a density of 15 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Argentina is the Argentine Peso (ARS). As well, the people of Argentina are refered to as Argentine.

The dialing code for the country is 54 and the top level internet domain for Argentine sites is .ar.

Argentina shares land borders with 5 countries: Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Brazil.

To learn more, visit our detailed Argentina section.

Quick facts

Population 42,192,494
Density 15.4 / km2 ( 39.9 / mi2 )
Language Spanish
Independence Year 1816
Capital Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires F.D.)
Currency Argentine Peso
GDP 540,000,000,000 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 12,798 (2014 data)
Land Area 2,736,690 km2 (1,056,641 mi2)
Water Area 43,710 km2 (16,877 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Bolivia, Paraguay, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil
Minimum Longitude -73.580
Maximum Longitude -53.590
Mininum Latitude -55.050
Maximum Latitude -21.780

What is the capital of Argentina?

map showing the location of Argentina
Location of Buenos Aires on a map.

Buenos Aires is the capital city of Argentina. It has a population of 13,076,300, and is located on a latitue of -34.61 and longitude of -58.38.

Buenos Aires is also the political center of Argentina, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Buenos Aires, the Capital Of Argentina

City Buenos Aires
Country Argentina
Population 13,076,300
Longitude -58.37723000
Latitude -34.61315000
Elevation 31 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Argentina

Rank City Population
#1Buenos Aires13,076,300
#2Cordoba1,428,214
#3Rosario1,173,533
#4Mendoza876,884
#5San Miguel de Tucuman781,023
#6La Plata694,167
#7Mar del Plata553,935
#8Quilmes518,788
#9Salta512,686
#10Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz489,505
#11San Juan447,048
#12Resistencia387,158
#13Santiago del Estero354,692
#14Corrientes339,067
#15Posadas323,739
#16Moron319,934
#17San Salvador de Jujuy305,891
#18Bahia Blanca276,546
#19Parana262,295
#20Neuquen242,092

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.