Argentina's flagLocation: South America
Official name: Republic of Argentina
Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1816 / 1816
Capital city: Buenos Aires
Population: 40.7 million / 39 people per sq mile (15 people per sq km)
Total land area: 1,068,296 square miles (2,766,890 square km)
Language(s) spoken: Spanish (official language), Italian, Amerindian
Main religions: Roman Catholic 70%, Other 18%, Protestant 9%, Muslim 2%, Jewish 1%
Ethnic mix: Indo-European 97%, Mestizo 2%, Amerindian 1%
Government type: Presidential system
Currency: Argentine peso = 100 centavos
Literacy rate: 98%
Calorie consumption (daily per person): 3001 kilocalories

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