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Argentina

Argentina
  • Capital

    Capital

    Buenos Aires

  • Local time

    Local time

    22:51

  • Population

    Population

    44.04 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +54

  • Currency

    Currency

    $ ARS (peso)

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Argentina

Argentina
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Buenos Aires

  • Local time

    Local time

    22:51

  • Population

    Population

    44.04 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +54

  • Currency

    Currency

    $ ARS (peso)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 998

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.52 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    591mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    2 780 400 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    7%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    10%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    54%

  • Railways

    Railways

    25023km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    15.08 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    white - 97 %
    mestizo
    Amerindian

  • Religion

    Religion

    Roman Catholic - 92 %
    Protestant - 2 %
    Jewish - 2 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    98.1%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Spanish
    Italian
    English

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    105 450

  • Murders

    Murders

    7 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    7.6 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    29.5%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    6%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    0%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    25 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.4%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    food processing, motor vehicles, consumer durables, textiles, chemicals and petrochemicals, printing, metallurgy, steel

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    sunflower seeds, lemons, soybeans, grapes, corn, tobacco, peanuts, tea, wheat

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    fertile plains of the pampas, lead, zinc, tin, copper, iron ore, manganese, petroleum, uranium

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    13%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    fertile plains of the pampas, lead, zinc, tin, copper, iron ore, manganese, petroleum, uranium

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    10%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    204 025kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    117 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    61

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What not to do when visiting Argentina

1/20
Marker Argentina
Street & Behavioral

Don't pour wine with the left hand while grasping the neck of the bottle.

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2/20
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Street & Behavioral

Don't make the "OK" sign or give a "thumbs up" as these are informal and might be considered as vulgar (it used to mean screw you).

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3/20
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Business & Communication

Don't be offended by Argentine humour which can sometimes be insulting, such as poking fun at your appearance, weight or attire.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Argentina has the highest ratio of psychologists per inhabitant. In Buenos Aires, there is even a district called ‘Ville Freud’.

4/20
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Business & Communication

Don't be offended by Argentines open, blunt and direct expressive communication style - that's just the way they are.

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5/20
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Business & Communication

Don't expect early dinner in Argentina. People will usually have dinner at 9 pm or 10 pm.

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6/20
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Business & Communication

Don't forget to dress conservative and modest if you want to blend in. Argentina is a very fashion-conscious country. Don't wear flip-flops.

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7/20
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Business & Communication

Don't show up exactly on time to someone's house for a party in Argentina - be there 10-20 minutes late.

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8/20
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Street & Behavioral

Don't yawn - it's considered as rude. Try to cover your mouth at the very least.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Argentina is the only country in the Western Hemisphere to be the birthplace of a pope, Pope Francis.

9/20
Marker Argentina
Street & Behavioral

Don't extend the pinkie and index finger while bending the middle and ring finger - it means ones wife is cheating on them.

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10/20
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Street & Behavioral

Don't use (if not wanted) a sweeping hand gesture beginning under the chin and continuing up over the head - it means I don't care or I don't know.

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11/20
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Street & Behavioral

Don't eat in public transportation.

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12/20
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Business & Communication

Don't be surprised by a kiss on the cheek for greeting - it's typical greeting form in Argentina, even to a total stranger. The meeting ends with a kiss and a "ciao".

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13/20
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Street & Behavioral

Don't place handbags and belongings on the back of your chair or the floor at a restaurant. Better keep them in your lap.

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14/20
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Business & Communication

Don't talk about sensitive topics about their relationship with the USA, Brazil or Great Britain, which could evoke strong reactions. Nor discuss the politics or religion.

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15/20
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Business & Communication

Don't be a victim of scams or small street crimes - lookout for muggers, pickpockets, scam artists or purse snatchers who work out on streets, stations, restaurants or hotel lobbies. Be cautious about the various taxi offers and scams - "Remise" taxis are known as safest.

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16/20
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Business & Communication

Don't forget many Argentinians take their vacation during January and February, the middle weeks in July and weeks around Christmas.

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17/20
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Business & Communication

Don't expect decisions to be reached at meetings when doing business. Meetings are for discussion and exchanging the ideas. Decisions and business moves are made slowly.

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18/20
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Business & Communication

Don't take pictures of locals without permission.

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19/20
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Business & Communication

Don't necessarily make casual discussions of the Falkland/Malvinas war - it can seem sensitive.

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Business & Communication

Don't be surprised with unpunctuality - up to 30 mins late is nothing unusual.

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