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Area: 2,780,400 sq km

Capital: Buenos Aires

Languages: Spanish (official), Italian, English, German, French

Life expectancy: 76.76 years

Currency: Argentine peso. Argentine Pesos (ARS) per US dollar - 3.7639 (2009), 3.1636 (2008), 3.1105 (2007), 3.0543 (2006), 2.9037 (2005)

Industries: 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

Exports: soybeans and derivatives, petroleum and gas, vehicles, corn, wheat

Electricity: Argentina uses a 220 V system

Population: 41,343,201 (July 2010 est.)

Religion: nominally Roman Catholic 92% (less than 20% practicing), Protestant 2%, Jewish 2%, other 4%

Literacy: 97.2%

GDP per capita: $13,800 (2009 est.)

28 Sep 2010

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