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Argentine Republic



Location: Southern South America, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Chile and Uruguay

Area: 2,766,890 sq km

Climate: mostly temperate; arid in southeast; subantarctic in southwest

Terrain: rich plains of the Pampas in northern half, flat to rolling plateau of Patagonia in south, rugged Andes along western border

Population: 36,955,182 (July 2000 Estimate)

Religions: nominally Roman Catholic 90% (less than 20% practicing), Protestant 2%, Jewish 2%, other 6%

Languages: The official language of all public instruments and legal proceedings is Spanish.

Capital: Buenos Aires



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