Argentina: Overview                                        

Capital                     Buenos Aires

 

Government           Republic

 

Population               43,886,748 (July 2016)

 

Ethnic Groups        

97%    White (mostly Spanish and Italian)

3%      Mestizo (mixed European and Amerindian ancestry), Amerindian, or other non-                      white groups

 

Religion                   

92% (less than 20% practicing)           Roman Catholic

2%                                                      Protestant

2%                                                      Jewish

4%                                                      Other

 

Language                     Spanish (official)

                                    Italian

                                    German

                                    English

                                    French

 

Independence        July 9, 1816 (from Spain)