Argentina World Fact - Hostel in Iguazu


Argentina What can be more tempting than a country that offers you natural wonders such as glaciers, a very ellegant capital, and a culture that will impress you. Argentina is the 8th largest country in the world, and with a changing climate from the northern subtropical to the cold, temperate south, there is something for everyone. Images of gauchos, tango dancers, an agitated and sizzling nightlife, Argentina is a place to visit if you are an adventurous person.

Area: 2.780.400 Km²
Population: 36.260.000
Density: 13 pop/Km²

System of government: Federative republic
Capital: Buenos Aires (2.776.000 pop., 11.460.000 urban aggl.)
Major cities: Córdoba 1.368.000 pop., San Justo 1.254.000 pop., Rosario 1.161.000 pop., Mendoza 849.000 pop., San Miguel de Tucumán 738.000 pop., La Plata 694.000 pop., Lomas de Zamora 591.000 pop., Mar del Plata 542.000 pop., Quilmes 519.000 pop., Adrogué 514.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: White 94%, Mestizo and Indios 6%
Border countries: Chile WEST, Bolivia and Paraguay NORTH, Brazil and Uruguay EAST

Principal mountains: Cerro Aconcagua 6959 m
Principal rivers: Rio Salado del Norte 2000 Km, Rio Paraná 1800 Km (argentine tract, total 4700 Km), Bermejo-Desaguadero-Salado 1200 Km, Uruguay 1100 Km, Bermejo-Teuco 1000 Km
Principal lakes: Argentine Lake 1415 Km², Viedma 1088 Km², Lake Buenos Aires (or Lake General Carrera) 881 Km² (argentine part, total 2240 Km²), Colhue Huapi 803 Km², Nahuel Huapi 550 Km², Fagnano 545 Km² (argentine part, total 593 Km²), Lake San Martin (or Lake O'Higgins) 521 Km² (argentine part, total 1013 Km²)
Principal islands: Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego 21.051 Km² (argentine part, total 47.000 Km²), Isla de los Estados 520 Km²
Climate: T ropical - temperate

Language: Spanish (official), Italian
Religion: Catholic 92%
Currency: Argentine Peso (ARS)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 1/5, 25/5, 9/7, 12/10, 8/12, 25/12, 31/12
Dialling code: 0054
GMT: -3

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