Argentina: Key Information & Facts

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Updated: 2018-05-02.

General points to know about Argentina – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more – whether you are traveling there or not.

Capital: Buenos Aires (& largest city)

Population: 44 million (2017 estimate)

Language(s): Spanish

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 (what’s this?)

Endonym: Argentina
(their name for their country)
Emergency Dialing Tel. Number: 911 (general number for police, fire, ambulance, etc.)

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 (define)

Country Code (ISO): AR (also the country’s primary TLD {top-level domain})

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