The official name of Argentina is the Argentine Republic.
The name Argentina comes from the Latin word for silver 'argentum'.
By land area Argentina is the 2nd largest country in South America and the 8th largest country in the world.
Spanish is the official language of Argentina but there are many other languages spoken throughout the country.
Argentina shares a land border with 5 countries including Chile, Brazil, Uruguay, Bolivia and Paraguay.
The capital city of Argentina is Buenos Aires.
Argentina has a population of around 46 million people as of 2023.
Argentina borders the Andes mountain range to the west, the highest point is Mount Aconcagua 6,962 m (22,841 ft) located in the Mendoza province.
The Argentine city of Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world.
The Latin dance and music called the Tango began in Buenos Aires.
Argentina has three Nobel Prize recipients in the Sciences, Bernardo Houssay, César Milstein and Luis Leloir.
The currency of Argentina is called the Peso.
Argentine beef is famous around the world and Asado (an Argentine barbecue) is very popular in the country which has the highest consumption of red meat in the world.
Argentine cartoonist Quirino Cristiani made and released the world's first two animated feature films in 1917 and 1918.
The most popular sport in Argentina is football (soccer). The Argentine men's national team has won the football World Cup three times, in 1978, 1986 and 2022. The most well known Argentinian footballers are Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi.
The national sport of Argentina is Pato a game played on horseback. It takes aspects from polo and basketball. The word Pato is Spanish for 'duck' as early games used a live duck inside a basket instead of a ball.
Basketball, Polo, rugby, golf and women's field hockey are also popular sports in the country.
There are over 30 national parks in Argentina.
For more information, check out maps of Argentina or take a closer look at the Argentinian flag.