Argentine Republic


Buenos Aires 

Official language (s)



2.780.400 km2



Ethnic groups

61% - White
26% - Mestizo
1% - Amerindian
1% - African Descent
1% - Mulatto
10% - Others

Major cities
(with population)

Buenos Aires - 3.776.138
(Greater Buenos Aires* - 15.473.670)
Cordoba - 1.613.211
Rosario -1.325.090
Mendoza - 1.109.104
La Plata - 957.800
* Greater Buenos Aires is the generic denomination to refer to the urban agglomeration comprising the autonomous city of Buenos Aires and the conurbation around it.

Currency (-ies)

Peso (ARS), subdivided into 100 centavos

Main religion

92,1% - Christian
3,1% - Agnostic
1,9% - Muslim
1,3 % - Jewish

Time zone (s)

GTM – 03

Dialing code



The generally temperate climate ranges from subtropical in the north to sub-polar in the far south. The north is characterized by very hot, humid summers with mild drier winters, and is subject to periodic droughts. Central Argentina has a temperate climate, with hot summers with thunderstorms, and cool winters; and higher moisture at the east. The southern regions have warm summers and cold winters with heavy snowfall, especially in mountainous zones.
Summer in Buenos Aires (months of January and February) is quite hot and humid, while winter is damp and chilly. Average temperature ranges in Buenos Aires are from –5 to 14°C (23 to 57°F) in June to 17 to 29°C (63 to 84°F) in January.

Administrative division

Argentina is composed of twenty-three provinces and one autonomous city, Buenos Aires. The administrative divisions of the Provinces are the departments, and the municipalities, except for Buenos Aires Province, which is divided into partidos. The City of Buenos Aires is divided into communes. 

Major airports

Buenos Aires:
Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE)
- Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (AEP)
Cordoba: Ing. Aer. Ambrosio L.V. Taravella International Airport (COR)
Rosario: Rosario-Islas Malvinas International Airport (ROS)
Mendoza: Governor Francisco Gabrielli International Airport (El Plumerillo International Airport) (MDZ)
La Plata: La Plata Airport (LPG)
Salta: Martin Miguel de Geemes International Airport (El Aybal Airport) (SLA)
Bariloche: San Carlos de Bariloche Airport (BRC)
Jujuy: Gobernador Horacio Guzman International Airport (JUJ)
La Rioja: Capitan Vicente Almandos Almonacid Airport (IRJ)
Puerto Iguazu: Cataratas del Iguazu International Airport (Mayor D. Carlos Eduardo Krause Airport) (IGR)
Resistencia: Resistencia International Airport (Jose de San Martin Airport) (RES)
Rio Grande: Hermes Quijada International Airport (Rio Grande Airport) (RGA)
San Juan: Domingo Faustino Sarmiento Airport (UAQ)
Santiago del Estero: Vicecomodoro Angel de la Paz Aragones Airport (SDE)
Ushuaia: Ushuaia - Malvinas Argentinas International Airport (USH)

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