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Argentina Fact File

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  • Full Name: Argentine Republic
  • Capital City: Buenos Aires
  • Country Area: 2,780,400 sq km
  • Land Mass Area: 2,736,690 sq km
  • Population: 41,343,201 (2010 estimate)
  • Life Expectancy: 76.76 (2010 estimate)
  • Ethnicity: 97% white, 3% mestizo / Amerindian
  • Religion: 92% Roman Catholic, 2% Jewish 2% Protestant, 4% other
  • Official Language: Spanish
  • Internet Domain: .ar
  • International Dialling Code: +54
  • Monetary Unit: 1 peso = 100 centavos
  • Government: Republic
  • Independence from Spain: 9 July 1816

Random Fact

The people of Argentina are the biggest nation of beef eaters in the world.

On average, Argentine's eat the equivalent of a slim to average womans body weight of beef each year. Average beef consumption was around 65-70 kilograms per person (an average woman's weight) in 2009 and has now dropped to an average of 57-60 kilograms per person.