Flag of Argentina

Flag of Argentina

Facts

  • Population » 44 million
  • Language » Spanish (official), also English, Italian, German, French
  • Religion » Christianity
  • Life expectancy » 73 years (men), 80 years (women)
  • Currency » Argentine Peso ($)
  • Country Calling Code » +54

Geography

  • Area » 2.8m sq km (1.1m sq miles)
    • The 8th largest country in the world and the second-largest in South America after Brazil.
  • Bordered by Chile to the west, 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.
    • Argentina shares maritime borders with the Falkland Islands
Map of Argentina (Source » France)

Map of Argentina (Source » France)

Maps

Overland

  • Drive on Right
  • The border crossings are simple
  • Camping is common in Argentina – Wild camping is common in less populated areas – Most towns have campgrounds
  • Bribery is not common, though it does occur.

Notes

  • Argentina is an exceptionally beautiful country with friendly locals and lots to see and do.
  • Argentina is famous for its Asado (similar to BBQ)
  • Argentina is the world’s fourth wine producer – Mendoza is the centre of the wine region (wine tours) – Malbec and other red wines

See and Do

  • Argentina Turismo
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Ushuaia, the most southern city in the world, on Tierra del Fuego
  • Iguazu Falls – waterfalls on the Argentine-Brazilian border
  • Los Glaciares National Park which includes the Perito Moreno glacier
  • The Andes mountains dominate in the west, stretching between Chile and Argentina, with amazing mountain passes and border crossings.

Safety and Security

  • Crime in larger cities is a concern.

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Government Travel Advice

Argentina’s World Rankings 2018

  • Quality of vocational training » 42nd
  • Freedom of the press » 44th
  • Life expectancy » 52nd
  • Innovation capability » 54th
  • Roads quality » 93rd
  • Judicial independence » 101st
  • Property rights » 114th
  • Reliability of police services » 115th

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This page was last updated on 2021.05.24 by Robert Vinet