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Pumas Inhabit Northeast Argentina

Full name: Argentine Republic
President-elect: Cristina Fernandez (re-elected October, 2011)
Ruling Party: Justicialist Party

  • Population: 40.2 million (UN, 2009)
  • Capital: Buenos Aires
  • Area: 2.8 million sq km (1.1 million sq miles)
  • Location: Southern South America , bordering South Atlantic Ocean between Chile and Uruguay
  • Major language: Spanish
  • Major religion: Roman Catholic 92% (less than 20% practicing) , Protestant 2% , Jewish 2%, other 4%
  • Life expectancy: 72 years (men), 79 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 peso = 100 centavos
  • Imports partners: Brazil 32.5% , US 14.2% , China 8.7% , Germany 5.7% (2007)
  • Main exports: Food and live animals, mineral fuels, cereals, machinery
  • GNI per capita: US $7,200 (World Bank, 2008)
  • Neighbouring countries: Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay
  • Geographic coordinates: 34 00 S, 64 00 W
  • Internet domain: .ar
  • International dialling code: +54
  • Time zone: GMT 3 (GMT 2 from third Saturday in March to first Saturday in October)
  • Electricity: 220 volts AC, 60Hz. Travelers should bring a world travel adaptor.

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