ARGENTINA
FLAG COUNTRY FACT FILE

  • Population: 39.3 million (UN, 2005)
  • Capital: Buenos Aires
  • Area: 2.8 million sq km (1.1 million sq miles)
  • Major language: Spanish
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 71 years (men), 78 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 peso = 100 centavos
  • Main exports: Food and live animals, mineral fuels, cereals, machinery
  • GNI per capita: US $3,580 (World Bank, 2006)
 
MAP WHAT WE THINK OF IT
We only spent one day in Argentina at the incredible Iguassu Falls. It was a very different experience to the Brazilian side of the falls which had a more panoramic view of the cataracts.

Some confusion lingers over the fact that they made everyone wipe their feet on a little mat when entering the country. We think it was probably a foot and mouth disease thing.