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Argentina is a massive South American nation with terrain encompassing Andes mountains, glacial lakes and Pampas grassland, the traditional grazing ground of its famed beef cattle. The country is famous for tango dance and music. Its big, cosmopolitan capital, Buenos Aires, is centered on the Plaza de Mayo, lined with stately 19th-century buildings including Casa Rosada, the iconic, balconied presidential palace.

Languages: Argentinian Spanish, Italian, German, English, and French. (IndigenousLanguages: Mapuche, Guarani, Aymara, Toba, and Quechua)

Ethnic Groups: White (mostly Spanish and Italian) 97%, Mestizo (mixed white and Amerindian ancestry), Amerindian, or other non-white groups 3%

Belief Systems: Roman Catholic 92% (less than 20% practicing), Protestant 2%, Jewish 2%, other 4%

Demographics:

Population: 41.8 million people (World Rank: 33rd) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 39.6 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 212th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 0.863 %/yr (World Rank: 140th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 76.3 years (World Rank: 80th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 30.3 years (World Rank: 72nd) (2010 estimate)

Sites for More Information:

Map of Argentina
University of Texas Library

United Nations Country Profile for Argentina

World Factbook

Argentina-General Information
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for Argentina

Argentina - Wikipedia Entry

Culture and Tourism:

Tourism Argentina
Argentina as a tourism destination

Buenos Aires Festivals
Cultural and Modern Festivals in Buenos Aires

Peña in Buenos Aires
Cultural dance and music festivals in Buenos Aires

Outdoor Markets
Best outdoor markets in Buenos Aires

Tango in Buenos Aires
Free open air tango in Buenos Aires

Traditional Musical Instruments of Argentina
from whatisargentina.com

Argentinian recipes and food
from foodnetwork.com

Spanish Language Resources:

Learn Spanish
Free online resource for learning Spanish

Study Abroad in Argentina
Learn Spanish in Argentina

Government Related:

Argentina Government Websites
Directory of government websites and other links by Gunnar Anzinger

Argentinian Embassy
Located in Washington D.C.


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