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Argentina

Argentina

Stretching from the Tropic of Capricorn to the South Atlantic, Argentina has history, culture and natural beauty to fill a lifetime of travels.

  • Capital city: Buenos Aires
  • Population: 42,192,494 (2011)
  • Size of country: 2,780,400 sq km
  • Currency: Argentine peso
  • Power supply: 220-240 Volts
  • Sockets: Two flat-pin or three flat-pin plugs
  • Language: Spanish
  • Time difference: GMT -3 hours
  • Visas: British nationals may visit Argentina as a tourist with a valid passport without a visa for a maximum stay of 90 days.
  • Religion: Nominally Roman Catholic 92% (less than 20% practicing), Protestant 2%, Jewish 2%, other 4%.
  • Popular dishes: Asado (barbequed beef or lamb).
  • Popular drinks: Maté, a strong bitter tea, often drunk from a bombilla, a cup made of a hollowed gourd with a silver straw.
  • Did you know: In the years before they were killed in Bolivia, in 1907, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid lived (and robbed the odd bank) in Argentinian Patagonia.
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