Argentina at a glance

General information

Argentina facts
Specififc information
Area: 2,780,400 square km
Population: 35,220,000 (official estimate 96')
Population density: 12.7 per sq. km
Capital City: Buenos Aires
Language: Spanish, English is widely spoken and some French and German.
Religion: Official; Roman Catholic. Small communities of Muslims, Protestants and Jewish.
Time: GMT - 3
Geography : Argentina is situated in South America, east of the Andes. Bordered by Chile to the West, the Atlantic Ocean to the East and Uruguay, Bolivia, Paraguay and Brazil to the North.
Electricity: 220 Volt AC. Lamp fittings are of the screw type. Plug fittings in older buildings are of the 2-pin round type, but some new buildings use 3-pin flat type.
Telephone system: IDD is available (but not generally in use). Country code: 54 / Outgoing international code is 00.
The system has become reliable in the last couple of years due to heavy investment of local companies. There are plenty of Public phones everywhere which are located in shops and restaurantes. Also on the sidewalks.
Faxes: Most Hotels will have one
Post Office: Main office is located in Sarmiento 189 - City of Buenos Aires, open from 9 am to 7:30 pm
Cybercafes: Please refer to CybercafeFinder