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Country (long form) Argentine Republic
Capital Buenos Aires
Total Area 1,068,302.20 sq mi
2,766,890.00 sq km
(slightly less than three-tenths the size of the US)
Population 37,384,816 (July 2001 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050 50,119,441
Languages Spanish (official), English, Italian, German, French
Literacy 96.2% total, 96.2% male, 96.2% female (1995 est.)
Religions nominally Roman Catholic 92% (less than 20% practicing), Protestant 2%, Jewish 2%, other 4%
Life Expectancy 71.88 male, 78.82 female (2001 est.)
Government Type republic
Currency 1 peso = 100 centavos
GDP (per capita) $12,900 (2000 est.)
Industry food processing, motor vehicles, consumer durables, textiles, chemicals and petrochemicals, printing, metallurgy, steel
Agriculture sunflower seeds, lemons, soybeans, grapes, corn, tobacco, peanuts, tea, wheat; livestock
Arable Land 9%
Natural Resources fertile plains of the pampas, lead, zinc, tin, copper, iron ore, manganese, petroleum, uranium


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