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Argentina 2017




Brilliant artists and spirited craftspeople flock to Buenos Aires’ La Boca—the Mouth—to display their work and absorb the area’s creative energy. Locals and tourists alike are drawn to the unique lifestyle of this historic neighborhood, famed for its cobblestone streets, multicolored buildings, and ornate corrugated-iron houses.
– Harlen Persinger ©2013

República Argentina
Southern South America

Area 2.8M km²

Population 43.4M (16/km²)

Gov’t Republic

Capital Buenos Aires (15M)

GCP/capita $22,400

Unemployment 7%

In poverty 30%

Life expectancy 78 yrs

Infact Mortality 10/K live births


Literacy 98%

Languages Spanish, Italian, English, German, French, indigenous

Religions Roman Catholic 92%, Protestant 2%, Jewish 2%

Labor Force Agriculture 5%, industry 23%, services 72%

PCVs 1992–1994 CURRENT: 0; TTD: 38