THE COUNTRY AT A glance

Area: 2,780,400 square kilometers | 1,737,500 square miles

Population: 44,5m

Economy: GDP of $928m

Main Cities: Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Rosário

Language: Spanish

Religion: 76.5% Catholic

Bet you didn’t know

Argentina is the 8th largest country in the world, behind India

They are the largest Spanish speaking country in the world

In the early 20th century, Argentina ranked as the world’s seventh wealthiest developed nation and the wealthiest in South America

Argentina first used fingerprints in a criminal investigation in 1892, the first country in the world to do so

Argentina has occupied Antarctica since 1904, and has occupied the territory for longer than any other country