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Facts About Argentina

Regional Population: 39,537,943

Local Currency: ARS

Latitude: -38.4160970

Longitude: -63.6166720

Argentina is a large, elongated country in the southern part of South America. It is the second largest country on the continent and home to South America’s highest and lowest points. Argentina borders Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay to the north, Uruguay to the northeast and Chile to the west. Several important Argentinean cities are Buenos Aires, Córdoba, La Plata, Mendoza, Rosario and San Juan.

Argentina is a popular tourist destination for its breathtaking and rugged scenery as well as for its culture and accommodations. Adventurers and outdoorsy types flock to the Patagonia region and the advancing Perito Moreno glacier in the south or to the amazing Iguazu Falls on the border with Brazil. The wine regions of Mendoza and Salta are also popular emerging tourist destinations.

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Articles About Argentina

Big Skies and Silly Birds Abound in Argentina’s Península Valdés

What do whales, penguins and seals do if they’re not in the zoo or aquarium? They go to Península Valdés.

B.A: European City of South America

Buenos Aires has beautiful architecture, great dining and wines, friendly people, big parks … what are you waiting for?

Family Activities on the Cheap in Buenos Aires

There is no shortage of paid attractions for children in Buenos Aires, but some of the best things won’t even cost a peso.

Buenos Aires Restaurants for the Entire Family

Bring your appetite—and your children—to Argentina’s capital.

Iguazú: The Largest Falls You've Never Heard Of

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must-see on any trip to Argentina, including for families with young children.

Pedal-Powered Vacations

On a biking vacation, the journey really is the destination. Here are tips for planning the best getaways on two wheels.

Fine Wining and Dining in Mendoza, Argentina

Learn where to go—and where not to—based on the author’s recent four-day exploration of Mendoza.

Buenos Aires, Argentina and Beyond

Check out our latest issue for the the ABCs of Argentina: art, beef, character and scenery.