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1. Area: 3.761.264 Km2*

2. Population: 37,000,000 (estimated 2007)

3. Capital: Buenos Aires*

4. Language: Spanish (Official), English, Italian, German and French*

5. National Heroes: José de San Martín, Juan Manuel Belgrano, Domingo Faustino Sarmiento.*

6. Date of OAS membership: 1948

7. Description of Argentina:

Argentina is a large country in South America. Located between the Andes mountain range in the west and the southern Atlantic Ocean in the east and south, Argentina is one of the most naturally beautiful countries in the region. It is bordered by Paraguay and Bolivia in the north, Brazil and Uruguay in the northeast and Chile in the west and south. The country also claims the British-controlled territories of the Falkland Islands and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. Argentina also claims a part of Antarctica, known as Argentine Antarctica.

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*Source: Permanent Mission of Argentina to the OAS.



Updated: 29 February 2008

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