Population: 43.024.374 (July 2014 estimated)
Government type: republic
Capital: Buenos Aires
Administrative divisions:23 provinces
chief of state: President Mauricio Macri (since December 2015). The president is both the chief of state and head of government.
bicameral National Congress
Judicial branch: Supreme Court
Climate: mostly temperate
fertile plains of the pampas, lead, zinc, tin, copper, iron ore, manganese, petroleum, uranium
food processing, motor vehicles, consumer durables, textiles, chemicals and petrochemicals, printing, metallurgy, steel
Ports and terminals:
Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires, Concepcion del Uruguay, La Plata, Punta Colorada, Rosario, San Lorenzo-San Martin, San Nicolas
Literacy: (age 15 and over can read and write)
total population: 97.1%
Argentina benefits from rich natural resources, a highly literate population, an export-oriented agricultural sector, and a diversified industrial base.