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Country Fact Sheet – Argentina

Country Fact Sheet – Argentina

Official Name

The Argentine Republic

Geographical location

Southern cone of Latin America (34 00 S, 64 00 W)

Area

2,766,890 km2

Population

39.4 million

Capital

Buenos Aires

Principal cities

Córdoba, Rosario, Mendoza, Tucumán

Neighboring countries

Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay

Ethnic groups

White (mostly Spanish and Italian), mestizo (mixed white and Amerindian ancestry), Amerindian

Climate

Subtropical in the north, sub-Antarctic in southern Patagonia, and mild and humid in the Pampas plains. Average temperature is 23°C during November and March (summer) and 12°C during June and September (winter).

Official language

Spanish

Major religions

Catholic, Protestant and Jewish

Time zone

GMT – 3  (behind Hong Kong by 11 hours)

GMT – 2  (behind Hong Kong by 10 hours in summer)

International dialing code

+54

Currency

Argentine peso (ARS); US$1= app. ARS 3.5 (31 Dec 2008)

Visa requirement

Visa-free access for HKSAR passport holders

Business hours

Private and government offices

9:00 am to 7:00 pm,
Monday to Friday

Banks

10:00 am to 3:00 pm,
Monday to Friday

Shops

9:00 am to 8:00 pm,
Monday to Friday

9:00 am to 1:00 pm, Saturday

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