Argentina flag


Country: Argentine Republic (SpanishRepública Argentina)

Georgian transcript: არგენტინა

Capital and largest city: Buenos Aires (ბუენოს-აირესი)

Continent: South America

National language: Spanish

Religion: Christianity (79.6%), No religion (18.9%)

Patron saint: The Virgin Mary (Our Lady of Luján; SpanishNuestra Señora de Luján; , also known as the Virgin of Luján; Spanish: Virgen de Luján)

Motto: En unión y libertad (in SpanishIn unity and freedom)

Government: Federal presidential constitutional republic

Independence: 9 July 1816 (from Spain)

Population: 45 633 851 (2021)

Demonym: Argentine, Argentinian

Currency: Peso (ARS)

Driving side: right

Time zone: UTC -3:00

Date format: dd/mm/yyyy

Calling code: +54

Internet TLD: .ar

Website: Government of Argentina

Neighbouring countries: Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay


Argentina World Map


Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic, is a country located mostly in the southern half of South America. Sharing the bulk of the Southern Cone with Chile to the west, the country is also bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, Brazil to the northeast, Uruguay and the South Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Drake Passage to the south.


Ushuaia Lakes, Argentina
Ushuaia Lakes, Argentina. Credit: nanmartinav


With a mainland area of 2,780,400 square km, Argentina is the eighth-largest country in the world, the fourth largest in the Americas, and the largest Spanish-speaking nation.


Puente del Inca
Puente del Inca, Mendoza. Credit: Gabriel Aparino


It is subdivided into twenty-three provinces and one autonomous city, Buenos Aires, which is the federal capital of the nation as decided by Congress. The provinces and the capital have their own constitutions but exist under a federal system.


Puerto Madero bridge
A ship passing by the Puerto Madero bridge. Credit: Monica Volpin


Argentina claims sovereignty over part of Antarctica, the Falkland Islands (Spanish: Islas Malvinas), and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.


Patagonia, Argentina
Patagonia, Argentina. Credit: Pixies