Capital: Buenos Aires Capital federal (D.F)
Major Cities: Córdoba, Rosario, Mendoza
Weather: Argentina has a wide variety of climates. Overall, the climate is predominantly temperate with extremes ranging from a tropical climate in the far north to a sub-polar climate in the far south.
Currency: Argentine Peso
Official Religion: Catholicism
Electricity: Domestic electricity is 220 volts AC at 50 Hz (220V AC, 50Hz).
Country Calling Code: +54
Economy: Argentina has traditionally been the third largest economy in Latin America after Brazil and Mexico but recently Colombia surpassed it. The economy is driven by its non-energy natural resources, including food and cattle breeding. Argentina is one of the largest exporters of beef in the world and the world's largest producer of sunflower, yerba mate, lemons and soybean oil. The opening of the Chinese market represented a significant opportunity for the country and led to a significant growth in exports. The country has grown steadily over the past decade and has invested heavily in health and education. However, since 2013 the country has faced significant economic headwinds, culminating in the recent default, the second since 2000, in August of 2014.
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