flag Argentina Argentina: Statistical Overview

Capital: Buenos Aires


Total Population: 46,234,830
Natural Increase: 0.9%
Density: 17 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 92.3%
Population of main agglomerations: Buenos Aires (15,172,700); Cordoba (1,612,100); Rosario (1,339,500); Mendoza (1,053,500); Tucuman (902,200); La Plata (852,800); Salta (644,400); Mar del Plata (626,300); Santa Fe (540,200); San Juan (512,000)
Ethnic Origins: Approximately 97% of the population has European origins (mostly Spanish and Italian). The remainder of the population is comprised of people of indigenous, african and/or mixed ethnic origins (The National Institute of Statistics and Censuses).
Official Language: Spanish is the national language of Argentina.
Other Languages Spoken: Part of the population understands and/or speaks English and Italian. Though the official language of Argentina is Spanish, many indigenous languages are still in use.
Business Language(s): Depending on the type of company, geographical location and sector of activity, it may be possible to conduct business in English. Otherwise, the business language is Spanish.
Religion: Catholic - 89.9%; Protestant - 2.1%; Jewish - 1.9%; Other - 6.1%.
Literacy Rate: 97.2%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Buenos Aires

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Argentine Peso (ARS)

Country Overview

Area: 2,780,400 km²
Type of State: Argentina is a federal representative democratic republic.
Type of Economy: Upper-middle-income economy; Emerging financial market.
Argentina faced a long and costly reconstruction after the economic crisis of 1998-2002. The country has great natural wealth and an agricultural industry oriented towards export.
HDI*: 0.836/1
HDI (World Rank): 40/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Argentina, dial 00
To call Argentina, dial +54
Internet Suffix: .com.ar
Computers: 8.4 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 24.3 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 55.8 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 99.8% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20192020202120222023
Imports of Goods (million USD) 49,12442,35463,18581,52273,715
Exports of Goods (million USD) 65,11654,88477,93588,44566,787
Imports of Services (million USD) 19,64612,02813,10121,39622,893
Exports of Services (million USD) 14,8029,4929,49914,48716,490

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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