Argentina profile

Argentine gaucho The gaucho, traditional skilled horseman of the Pampas
  • Full name: Argentine Republic
  • Population: 41.1 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Buenos Aires
  • Area: 2.8 million sq km (1.1 million sq miles)
  • Major language: Spanish
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 72 years (men), 80 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 peso = 100 centavos
  • Main exports: Food and live animals, mineral fuels, cereals, machinery
  • GNI per capita: US $9,740 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .ar
  • International dialling code: +54

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