Country Profile - Argentina

Name: Argentine Republic

Location: Southeastern South America

Time: IST (-) 8 1/2 hrs

Capital: Buenos Aires

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

Area: 2,780,400 sq km (1,073,518 sq miles).

Population: 41,769,726 (July 2011 EST.)

National Day: 25 May (Anniversary of the 1810 Revolution)

Currency: Argentine peso (ARS).

Climate: The north is subtropical with rain throughout the year, while the Tierra del Fuego in the south has a sub-arctic climate. The main central area is temperate, but can be hot and humid during summer (December to February) and cool in winter.

Holidays: 1 Jan New Year's Day. 24 Mar Truth and Justice Day. 2 Apr Veterans' Day (Malvinas). 1 May Labour Day. 25 May National Day (Anniversary of the 1810 Revolution). 25 Dec Christmas Day.

Airline Name: Aerolineas Argentinas AR

International Airports: Ezeiza (Buenos Aires)