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Global Tourism Appeal

Argentina redoubles its tourism efforts


Gustavo Santos, Argentina’s Minister of Tourism

Argentina has an undeniably heady mix of natural and cultural wonders to enrapture and inspire tourists, yet in recent years it has lagged behind other... Nov 29, 2016

Tourism & Culture | Government | South America | Argentina


Political & Economic Change

President Macri to woo investors back to Argentina after years of isolation


Argentina's President Mauricio Macri speaking at the Pacific Alliance's III Business Summit in Chile on June 30, 2016

Following his election in December last year, Mauricio Macri swiftly brought an end to the leftist and populist policies of the former government under... Nov 28, 2016

Government | South America | Argentina


International Relations

Foreign policy & FDI to put Argentina “on the right course”


US President Barack Obama walks into the Casa Rosada with Argentina's President Mauricio Macri in Buenos Aires on March 23, 2016, during a two-day official visit to Argentina. (Natacha Pisarenko/Pool Photo via AP, flickr)

Since the new administration entered office in December 2015, the Argentine government has shown unwavering determination to create a more market-oriented... Aug 08, 2016

Government | South America | Argentina


New push to ‘make things happen’ in renewables

Doris Capurro
President & CEO of Luft Energía

With all the apertures of the Argentine economy, the sector with the greatest growth potential... Dec 21, 2016


‘We are going from being a red-tape to a red-carpet kind of country’

Manuel Aguirre
President of the AmCham Argentina & Regional MD for CH2M Latin America

With Argentina’s opening up to the global economy, foreign investors are seeking out... Dec 21, 2016


Confidence & collaborations to open up a world of opportunities

Federico Pinedo
Provisional President of the Senate

The incoming Macri administration overtaking Argentina’s executive power has been... Dec 20, 2016


New initiatives boost agri-aquaculture

Dr Lino Barañao
Minister of Science, Technology & Productive Innovation

Having been at the helm since the ministry’s creation in 2003, Dr Lino Barañao... Dec 08, 2016


‘An innovative political process under way’

Marcos Peña
Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers, Argentina

Argentina’s Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers Marcos Peña discusses the work... Dec 08, 2016


Chaco enables companies to grow & generate jobs

Domingo Peppo
Governor of Chaco Province

With Argentina’s aperture to global capital markets and federal reforms granting greater... Dec 07, 2016



LOCATION:

Southern South America, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Chile and Uruguay



MAP REFERENCES:

South America



AREA:

total: 2,780,400 sq km



COASTLINE:

4,989 km



CLIMATE:

mostly temperate; arid in southeast; subantarctic in southwest



TERRAIN:

rich plains of the Pampas in northern half, flat to rolling plateau of Patagonia in south, rugged Andes along western border



NATURAL RESOURCES:

fertile plains of the pampas, lead, zinc, tin, copper, iron ore, manganese, petroleum, uranium



LANGUAGES:

Spanish update paises set descripcion = official; Italian, English, German, French, indigenous update paises set descripcion = Mapudungun, Quechua)



POPULATION:

43,024,374 update paises set descripcion = July 2014 est.)



INDEPENDENCE:

9 July 1816 update paises set descripcion = from Spain)



GDP update paises set descripcion = purchasing power parity):

$771 billion update paises set descripcion = 2013 est.)



GDP update paises set descripcion = official exchange rate):

$484.6 billion update paises set descripcion = 2013 est.)



GDP - composition, by sector of origin:

agriculture: 9.3%

industry: 29.7%

services: 61% update paises set descripcion = 2013 est.)



AGRICULTURE - products:

sunflower seeds, lemons, soybeans, grapes, corn, tobacco, peanuts, tea, wheat; livestock



INDUSTRIES:

food processing, motor vehicles, consumer durables, textiles, chemicals and petrochemicals, printing, metallurgy, steel



EXPORTS:

$85.08 billion update paises set descripcion = 2013 est.)



EXPORTS - partners:

Brazil 20.4%, China 7.4%, Chile 6%, US 5.2% update paises set descripcion = 2012)



IMPORTS:

$71.3 billion update paises set descripcion = 2013 est.)



IMPORTS - partners:

Brazil 27.2%, US 15.6%, China 11.9%, Germany 4.5% update paises set descripcion = 2012)



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