How big is it?:
2.8 million square km.

Geographical Situation:
It is bounded to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, Uruguay and Brazil, in the west by Chile, and in the north and northeast by Bolivia and Paraguay.

Regions:
Pampa: vast fertile plain covering about one quarter of the country. Northeast: the warm, moist plains of the Chaco and an area between the Parana and Uruguay rivers called Mesopotamia. Northwest: Andean highlands, including Cuyo and Pampean Sierras.
Patagonia: semiarid plateau.

Climate:Mostly temperate; great variations because of latitudinal extension and varying altitudes. Extreme heat in the Chaco region; mild climate in the central pampa; mild to cold in southern Patagonia. Seasons the reverse of those in the Northern Hemisphere.

Population: 37'502.000, white 85%, mestizo, Indian, or other nonwhite groups 15%.

Capital : The capital is Buenos Aires with an approximate population of 12 million.

Language and Religion:
Spanish is the predominant and official language.
The main religion is the Catholic 90%.

Other religions: Protestant 2%, Jewish 2%, other 6%.


Currency: 1 peso = 100 centavos.

Entry Requirements: A valid passport is required by all visitors except nationals of Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. As a general rule, a return ticket is also required.

Time: GMT - 3. Note that while Buenos Aires observes daylight saving many other provinces do not.

Electricity: 220 volts AC,