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.
To learn more, visit our detailed Argentina section.
|Density||15.4 / km2 ( 39.9 / mi2 )|
|Capital||Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires F.D.)|
|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|
What is the capital of Argentina?
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
|Elevation||31 meters over sea level|
Most popular cities in Argentina
|#5||San Miguel de Tucuman||781,023|
|#7||Mar del Plata||553,935|
|#10||Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz||489,505|
|#13||Santiago del Estero||354,692|
|#17||San Salvador de Jujuy||305,891|
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