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In Union And Freedom.

 

General


Population: 41,769,726 (2011)
Land Area: 2,766,890 sq km
Natural Resources: Fertile plains, lead, zinc, tin, copper, iron ore, manganese, petroleum, uranium
Capital: Buenos Aires
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (2007)
Languages: Spanish, Italian, English, German, French
Currency: Argentine Peso (ARS)
Major Religions: Roman Catholic 92%, Protestant 2%, Jewish 2%, Other 4%
Major Ethnicities: Caucasian 97%, Mestizo 3%
Life Expectancy: 76.95 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 351 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 596 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 14,700 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 7.5% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 8.5%, Industry 31.6%, Services 59.8% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 5%, Industry 23%, Services 72% (2009)
Industries: Food processing, motor vehicles, consumer durables, textiles, chemicals and petrochemicals, printing, metallurgy, steel
Agriculture Products: Sunflower seeds, lemons, soybeans, grapes, corn, tobaccos, peanuts, tea, wheat; livestock
Human Development Index: 0.797 (45th)
Tourism Revenue: 2.99 billion (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 7.9% (2010)

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Army Size: 71 400 (2004)
Budget: 1.3% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation

 

Argentina is located in South America, it is bordered by Paraguay, Bolivia, Brazil, Uruguay, Chile. Argentina has the highest human development index in South America, and the second highest GDP per capita for this region. Argentina is classed as an upper-middle income country by the World Bank. According to the Economist magazine, concerns are starting to appear surrounding the president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and this could have some effects on the economy, if she persists with her policies, also economic growth is predicted to be relatively low for 2010.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Argentina
The Economist: The World In 2010
Wikipedia: Argentina
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/ARG.html

Updated on: December 1, 2011