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Argentina Facts for Kids

  • Country Name: Argentina
  • Continent: South America
  • Primary Language: Spanish
  • Population: 40,117,096 (2010 Census)
  • Currency: Peso (ARS)
  • GDP: $519.871 billion (2018, World Bank)

25 Argentina Facts for Kids

  1. Argentina is a country on the South American continent.
  2. The official name for Argentina is the Argentine Republic.
  3. A native or resident of Argentina is called an Argentine.
  4. Natives or residents of Argentina are also known as Argentineans or Argentinians.
  5. The primary language spoken in Argentina is Spanish.
  6. The capital city of Argentina is Buenos Aires.
  7. The population of Argentina is 40,117,096 according to a 2010 census.
  8. According to estimates by the United Nations in 2019, Argentina was the 31st most populated country in the world.
  9. Argentina has a population of an estimated 62.5% Italian ethnicity.
  10. The national currency of Argentina is Pesos (ARS).
  11. In 2018, the World Bank estimated the GDP of Argentina was $519.871 billion USD.
  12. According to estimates by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Argentina was 28th on the list of countries with the highest GDP (PPP) in 2019.
  13. The country of Argentina covers 1,073,500 square miles.
  14. Argentina is the eighth largest country by square miles.
  15. The largest city in Argentina is Buenos Aires.
  16. The highest point in Argentina is the Aconcagua mountain at 22,837 feet (6,960.8 meters).
  17. The longest river in Argentina is the Paraná River at 2,920 miles.
  18. The largest lake in Argentina is Lake Buenos Aires or General Carrera Lake at 710 square miles.
  19. The government of Argentina is a federal constitutional republic and representative democracy.
  20. Argentina is divided into 23 provinces and one autonomous city.
  21. Drivers in Argentina drive on the right side of the road.
  22. The country calling code for Argentina is +54.
  23. The ISO 3166 code for Argentina is AR.
  24. The national anthem of Argentina is called “Himno Nacional Argentino”.
  25. It’s estimated that 62.9% of the people living in Argentina are Roman Catholic.

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