Jujuy Salta Misiones Cordoba Buenos Aires La Pampa Mendoza Neuquen Chubut Rio Negro Santa Cruz Tierra del Fuego
Unit conversion Weather center ATM Locator Currency converter Calendar of events National weather
Tango Patagonia Gauchos Yerba Mate Spanish Lessons Local Ranches Trout Fishing Ski Centers South America Fly Fishing Patagonia Tours Argentina
Vacation Packages Iguazu Falls Whale Watching Ushuaia Bariloche Lake District Northwest Mendoza Perito Moreno glacier

Important information of Argentina

Destinations Travel Tools Cybercafe finder Ask the Experts Book it yourself Special Interest Forum
Argentina > Argentina key facts
A - F G - M N - S T - Z

Official name: República Argentina (Argentine Republic)
Head of State: President Eduardo Duhalde (PJ) (sworn in 2 Jan 2002)
Head of government: President Eduardo Duhalde
Ruling party: Partido Justicialista (PJ) (Justicialist Party, commonly referred to as the Peronist Party)
Area: 2,766,889 square km
Population: 37.50 million (2001)
Capital: Buenos Aires
Official language: Spanish
Currency: Peso (P) = 100 centavos
Exchange rate: P3.53 per US$ (Nov 2002) (peso floated Feb 2002)
GDP per capita: US$7,169 (2001); US$2,109 (2002)
* GDP real growth: -4.50% (2001); -12.0% (2002)
* Unemployment: 16.40% (2001); 23.0% (2002)
* Inflation: -1.10% (2001); 48.0% (2002)
* Oil production: 822,000 bpd (2001)
Balance of trade: US$6.37 billion (2001); US$16.9 billion (2002)
* Foreign debt: US$170.00 billion (2001); US$185.0 billion (2002)
* Annual FDI: US$3.07 billion (2001)
* estimated figure

Read more about Mate