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flag Argentina Argentina: Introduction

Capital: Buenos Aires


Total Population: 41,446,246
Natural Increase: 0.9%
Density: 15 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 91.5%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Buenos Aires (12,924,000); Cordoba (1,528,000); Rosario (1,358,000); La Matanza (1,255,000); Mendoza (849,000); La Plata (833,000); Tucuman (830,000).
Ethnic Origins: 85% Europeans, 13% mixed ethnic origins and 2% Amerindians.
Official Language: Spanish is the national language of Argentina.
Other Languages Spoken: It is important to note that a part of the population understands and/or speaks English and Italian. All the other Argentines only speak Spanish, except the immigrant population. There are also minority groups speaking approximately 20 native languages.
Business Language(s): According to the type of company contacted, its geographical location and sector of activity, it may be difficult to find someone who speaks English.
Religion: Catholics 89.9%; Protestants 2.1%; Jews 1.9%; Others 6.1%.
Literacy Rate: 97.2%

Local Time:

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National Currency: Argentine Peso (ARS)

Country Overview

Area: 2,780,400 km²
Type of State: The official name of Argentina is the Republic of Argentina. It is a federal republic based on parliamentary democracy.
Type of Economy: Upper-middle-income economy, Emerging Financial Market.
Argentina faced a long and costly reconstruction after the economic crisis of 1998-2002. The country has much natural wealth and an agriculture oriented towards export.
HDI*: 0.809/1
HDI (World Rank): 49/187

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Argentina, Dial 00
To Make a Call to Argentina, Dial +54
Internet Suffix:
Computers: 8.4 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 24.3 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 55.8 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 97.2% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20092010201120122013
Imports of Goods (million USD) 38,78056,50273,93768,50874,002
Exports of Goods (million USD) 55,66868,13383,95080,92783,026
Imports of Services (million USD) 11,65814,45217,45218,23418,755
Exports of Services (million USD) 10,76213,46215,46814,87713,692

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization - Last Available Data.

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