With a mainland area of 2,780,400 km2 (1,073,500 sq mi), Argentina is the eighth-largest country in the world, the second-largest in Latin America, and the largest Spanish-speaking one.

The earliest recorded human presence in the area of modern-day Argentina dates back to the Paleolithic period.

Argentina has the second largest economy in South America, the third-largest in Latin America and is a member of the G-15 and G-20 major economies.

It is the country with the highest Human Development Index in Latin America with a rating of "very high".

  • Argentina has largest boundary with Chile which is approximately 5308 km.
  • Argentina has shortest boundary with Uruguay which is approximately 580 km.
  • The largest river in Argentina is Paraná which is 4000 km.
  • The largest export partner of Argentina is Brazil.
  • The largest import partner of Argentina is Brazil.
  • There are 112 seaports in Argentina.

Tourist Attraction#

Dust flying, gauchos round up cattle on the vast Pampas in Rancul.

National Facts#

  • The national bird of Argentina is Rufous hornero.
  • Ceibo (Erythrina Crista-galli) is the national flower of Argentina.
  • The national sport of Argentina is Pato.
  • The famous dances of Argentina are Tango, Pericón.
  • The famous dishes of Argentina are Asado and Empanada.
Ceibo (Erythrina Crista-galli), Foto: source: Wikicommons unter CC
Ceibo (Erythrina Crista-galli)
Foto: source: Wikicommons unter CC


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