Estimate population 37,254,000 - Capital: Buenos Aires
Argentina is bordered by Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay and the Atlantic Ocean. Their official language is Spanish. History dates back hundreds of years making this place very interesting and stimulating to visit. Spanish architectural styles are found in many public buildings and churches. La Boca district on the waterfront of Buenos Aires is famous with art lovers.
The Andes mountain range offers fantastic getaway places and you can view the following spectacular peaks, Aconcagua, Bonete, and Mercedario. Other delightful places to visit are the Christ of the Andes, which is a statue in Uspallata Pass and commemorates the boundary settlement between Chile and Argentina. The Iguazu (Iguacu) National Park includes the spectacular Iguazu Falls which are 82 metres (269 feet) high and more than 3 kilometres (2 miles) wide. A place of historical value is Santiago del Estero which is said to be the oldest city on Argentine soil. It was founded in 1553 and contains delightful parks, colonial buildings, a convent and the Church of Santo Domingo which dates from 1590. The warm springs near Rio Hondo are also very popular.