Country: Argentine Republic (Spanish: República 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; Spanish: Nuestra Señora de Luján; , also known as the Virgin of Luján; Spanish: Virgen de Luján)
Motto: En unión y libertad (in Spanish: In 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, 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.
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.
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.
Argentina claims sovereignty over part of Antarctica, the Falkland Islands (Spanish: Islas Malvinas), and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.