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FACTS ON ARGENTINA



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The People


Ethnic Composition
Caucasian 85%; Mestizo, Amerindian, and other 15%.

Religious Composition
Roman Catholic (nominal) 90%; Protestant 2%; Jewish 2%; Other 6%.

Languages Spoken
Spanish (official), English, Italian, German, and French.


Education and Literacy
Seven years of schooling is compulsory and the adult literacy rate stands at 96.2 percent.

Labor Force
Total: 14,500,000. By occupation: services 57%, industry 31%, agriculture 12%





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