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Argentina. Capital – Buenos Aires. Facts About Argentina. Population:  42,192,494 Total Area: 1,068,302 sq miles - 8 th largest Currency:   Argentine peso (ARS). Language in Argentina. Spanish is the official language of Argentina, however many people speak some English.

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Capital – Buenos Aires

facts about argentina
Facts About Argentina
  • Population:  42,192,494
  • Total Area: 1,068,302 sq miles -8th largest
  • Currency:  Argentine peso (ARS)
language in argentina
Language in Argentina
  • Spanish is the official language of Argentina, however many people speak some English.
  • Argentine Spanish also contains many distinct phrases and terms not used in other Spanish-speaking countries.
  • German, French, and Italian are also widely spoken, as are several indigenous languages.
religion in argentina
Religion in Argentina
  • Historically, the Catholic religion played a very important part in politics and law.
  • Before changes were made to the Constitution in 1994, the two top leaders of Argentina had to be Roman Catholic.
  • Although the Constitution states that the federal government is Roman Catholic, it also guarantees freedom of religion for all.
  • Today, although officially 90% of Argentinians are Roman Catholic, fewer than 20% attend church regularly. Most go for weddings, funerals and major feast days.
  • Argentina has many Jews and Muslims, as well as members of Russian, Greek and Syrian Orthodox churches and Protestant denominations.
  • Buenos Aires has the second largest Jewish population (over 300,000) in the Americas after New York.
government in argentina
Government in Argentina

President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner

  • Argentina is composed of 23 provinces and one federal district (Buenos Aires).
  • It is governed by the 1853 constitution as revised in 1898 and 1994, and has a federal system of government.
  • The president and vice president are elected by popular vote for four-year terms and can be reelected once.
  • The popularly elected bicameral national congress is composed of 72 senators (three from each province and the federal district), who serve six-year terms, and 257 deputies (based on proportional representation), who serve four-year terms.
  • There is a nine-member supreme court. Each province has its own elected governor and legislature and its own judicial system.
families in argentina
Families in Argentina
  • The responsibility of raising children lies with the mother.
  • Women working outside the home comprise less than thirty percent of the Argentine work force.
  • Men are often occupied with work, even in the evening.
  • Families are smaller than other countries, with on average just two children.
  • A good education is important to Argentines and families sacrifice to make it possible for their children. 
food in argentina
Food in Argentina
  • The evening meal is lighter than the lunchtime meal.
  • Dinner is frequently served later in the evening, even after 9:00 p.m.
fun facts about argentina
Fun Facts About Argentina
  • The highest mountain peak in the Americas is Mount Aconcagua in the Andes Mountains, rising more than 6,900 meters.
  • Llamas are good at climbing mountains.
    • People in the Andes use them to carry things.
    • They also make warm blankets and ponchos from the llama's wool.
    • Llama meat is also common in many dishes in the Northern Andean region of the country.
more fun facts about argentina
More Fun Facts About Argentina
  • Home to 57,000 residents, Ushuaia, Argentina is the southernmost city in the world. Despite its unique geographical positioning, Ushuaia is not subjected to extreme weather conditions.
  • The Tango originated in Buenos Aires.
  • Argentina is the 3rd biggest producer of beef in the world.
  • Argentine Spanish is referred to as Lumfardo and has larger similitude to Italian than the Mexican Spanish that Americans are accustomed to.
  • The world's first animated films were created and released in Argentina, by a person named QuirinoCristiani in 1917.
  • Argentines have the highest rates of movie viewing in the world.
  • Argentines are not Hispanic in spite of speaking Spanish. Most are of Italian, German, Welsh background.
places to visit in argentina
Places to Visit in Argentina