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Location:  Southern South America, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Chile and Uruguay
Geographic Coordinates:   34 00 S, 64 00 W
Area:   2,780,400 sq km(land: land: 2,736,690 sq km water:43,710 sq km)
Climate:  Mostly temperate; arid in southeast; subantarctic in southwest
Languages:  Spanish (official), Italian, English, German, French, indigenous (Mapudungun, Quechua)
Population:  42,610,981 (July 2013 est.)
Capital:  Buenos Aires
Religion:  Nominally Roman Catholic 92% (less than 20% practicing), Protestant 2%, Jewish 2%, other 4%
Ethnic Groups:  White (mostly Spanish and Italian) 97%, mestizo (mixed white and Amerindian ancestry), Amerindian, or other non-white groups 3%
Independence:  9 July 1816 (from Spain)

Source:  CIA Factbook