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Countries : Argentina :    

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   Capital   
Buenos Aires
  
   Population   
39,537,943 (July 2005 est.)
  
   Languages   
Spanish (official), English, Italian, German, French
  
   Independence   
9 July 1816 (from Spain)
   Location   
Southern South America, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Chile and Uruguay
  
   Area   
total: 2,766,890 sq km land: 2,736,690 sq km water: 30,200 sq km
  
   Land boundaries   
total: 9,665 km
border countries: Bolivia 832 km, Brazil 1,224 km, Chile 5,150 km, Paraguay 1,880 km, Uruguay 579 km
  
   Climate   
mostly temperate; arid in southeast; subantarctic in southwest


  
   Natural resources   
fertile plains of the pampas, lead, zinc, tin, copper, iron ore, manganese, petroleum, uranium
  
   Geography - note   
second-largest country in South America (after Brazil); strategic location relative to sea lanes between the South Atlantic and the South Pacific Oceans (Strait of Magellan, Beagle Channel, Drake Passage); Cerro Aconcagua is South America's tallest mountain, while Laguna del Carbon is the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere
  
   Government type   
republic
  
   Currency - Currency code   
Argentine peso - (ARS)

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   Internet country code:   
.ar
  
   Internet users:   
4.1 million (2002)

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