Flag of Argentina

Flag of Argentina

República Argentina


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


  • 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)




  • Drive on Right
  • Border crossings are plentiful. Immigration and Customs officials are friendly and welcoming.
  • Camping is common in Argentina – Wild camping is common in less populated areas – Most towns have campgrounds
  • Bribery by officials, along with other forms of corruption, in my experience, is not common, though it does exist.



  • Argentina, the birthplace of tango
  • 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

World Rankings

Safety and Security

  • Crime in larger cities is a concern.


Government Travel Advice




This page was updated November 15, 2023