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The Argentine Republicmarker, commonly known as Argentinamarker, is a sovereign country located in southeastern South America. Argentina is constituted as a federation of twenty-three provinces and an autonomous city. It is second in extent on the South American continent to Brazilmarker and eighth in the world. Argentina occupies a continental surface area of between the Andes mountain range in the west and the southern Atlantic Oceanmarker in the east and south.It is bordered by Paraguaymarker and Boliviamarker in the north, Brazilmarker and Uruguaymarker in the northeast, and Chilemarker in the west and south. The country claims the Britishmarker overseas territories of the Falkland Islandsmarker and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islandsmarker. Argentina also claims of Antarcticamarker, known as Argentine Antarctica, overlapping another claim made by Chilemarker and the British Antarctic Territory.

The following topic outline is provided as an overview of, and an introduction to, the Argentine Republicmarker:

General reference

Geography of Argentina

: 5,308 km
: 1,880 km
: 1,261 km
: 832 km
: 580 km
* Coastline: 4,989 km

Environment of Argentina

Natural geographic features of Argentina

Regions of Argentina

Main article: Regions of Argentina

The provinces of Argentina are often grouped into six geographical regions. From North to South and West to East, these are:

Ecoregions of Argentina

Main article: Ecoregions of Argentina

Administrative divisions of Argentina

Province/District Capital Population (2001) Rank Area (km²) Rank Density (/km²) Rank
Buenos Airesmarker - 4 203 24 1
Buenos Aires Provincemarker La Platamarker 1 1 44.95 3
Catamarca Province San Fernando del V. 20 11 3.26 19
Chaco Province Resistencia 9 12 9.90 11
Chubut Province Rawson 18 3 1.84 23
Córdoba Province Córdobamarker 2 5 18.60 6
Corrientes Province Corrientes 11 16 10.60 10
Entre Ríos Province Paraná 7 17 14.70 7
Formosa Province Formosa 16 19 6.75 14
Jujuy Province San Salvador de Jujuy 14 20 11.50 8
La Pampa Province Santa Rosamarker 21 8 2.00 22
La Rioja Province La Rioja 22 14 3.23 20
Mendoza Province Mendozamarker 5 7 10.61 9
Misiones Provincemarker Posadas 10 21 32.40 4
Neuquén Province Neuquén 17 13 5.00 16
Río Negro Provincemarker Viedmamarker 15 4 2.72 21
Salta Province Salta 8 6 6.94 12
San Juan Provincemarker San Juanmarker 13 15 6.92 13
San Luis Province San Luis 19 18 4.80 17
Santa Cruz Provincemarker Río Gallegos 23 2 0.81 24
Santa Fe Province Santa Fe 3 10 22.56 5
Santiago del Estero Province Santiago del Estero 12 9 5.90 15
Tierra del Fuego Provincemarker Ushuaiamarker 24 23 4.75 18
Tucumán Provincemarker San Miguel de Tucumánmarker 6 22 59.42 2

Municipalities of Argentina

Demography of Argentina

Main article: Demographics of Argentina, Ethnography of Argentina

Government and politics of Argentina

Main article: Government of Argentina and Politics of Argentina

Branches of the government of Argentina

Executive branch of the government of Argentina

Legislative branch of the government of Argentina

The Argentine Supreme Court

Judicial branch of the government of Argentina

Foreign relations of Argentina

International organization membership

The Argentine Republic is a member of:

Law and order in Argentina

Main article: Law of Argentina

Military of Argentina

The Libertadores Building, seat of the Argentine Defense Ministry
Main article: Military of Argentina

Local government in Argentina

History of Argentina

Main article: History of Argentina, Timeline of the history of Argentina, and

Culture of Argentina

Main article: Culture of Argentina

Art in Argentina

Sports in Argentina

Main article: Sports in Argentina

Economy of Argentina

Main article: Economy of Argentina

Education in Argentina

Main article: Education in Argentina

Infrastructure of Argentina

See also


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