Argentine Republic • República Argentina
From the hustle and bustle of the city streets in the capital Buenos Aires to the wilderness of Patagonia and the world’s southernmost city Ushuaia in the southern tip, Argentina has a lot to offer.
Argentina might look small when you see the hulking mass of Brazil to its north. However, Argentina is actually the 8th-largest country in the world, as well as the largest Spanish-speaking country, and the second-largest country in South America.
Argentina borders Chile to its west, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Brazil to its north, and Uruguay to its east, along with the Atlantic Ocean. Visit during the autumn for Buenos Aires and most of Argentina, or during the summer months for the Patagonian region shared with Chile.
Argentina Travel Information & Key Points
General points to know about the country of Argentina – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more, whether you’re traveling there or not.
Capital: Buenos Aires (& largest city)
Population: 44 million (2018 estimate)
President: Mauricio Macri
Vice President: Gabriela Michetti
Currency: Peso $ (ARS)
Area: 2,780,400 km2 (1,073,500 mi2)
Dialing Code: +54
Time Zone: Argentine Time “ART” (UTC-3)
Demonym: Argentinian, Argentine (explanation of a demonym)
Endonym: Argentina (their name for their country)
Emergency Number: 911
Drinking Age: 18
Smoking Age: 18 to purchase
Age of Consent: 13 (with restrictions)
Drives on the: Right
Electricity & Adapter: 220 V, 50 Hz, Plug Types C / I (view all the plug types)
ISO Country Code: AR