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   President  Alberto Fernández 0 19 +7.95%
  National Senate  Frente de Todos 0 21 +5.97%
  Chamber of Deputies  Frente de Todos 0 21 +0.39%
 Buenos Aires    
 Buenos Aires Capital Federal    
 Entre Ríos    
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 La Rioja    
 Río Negro    
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 Justicialist Party    

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South Atlantic Ocean  
Southern Ocean  

Established July 09, 1816
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorGerald Farinas
Last ModifiedIndyGeorgia April 23, 2011 11:15pm
Description Argentine Republic
Republica Argentina

A former Spanish dependency, Argentina is a Southern South American nation bordering the South Atlantic Ocean between Chile and Uruguay. It is the second largest country in South America following Brazil. Its people are over 97% white, of Spanish and Italian descent. The remaining 3% of the population is mestizo, Amerindian or other non-white groups. There is a strong Roman Catholic foothold in Argentina with 92% professing its creed. 2% are Jewish while another 2% are Protestant. While Spanish is the official language, English, Italian, German and French are also spoken throughout the country.

With its capital in Buenos Aires, the Argentine Republic is comprised of 23 provinces including claims to Antarctica, which the United States does not recognize. American influences are found in the republican government of Argentina. A popularly elected President and Vice President lead the nation as Head of State and Chief of Government concurrently. Legislation is the jurisdiction of the bicameral Congress or Congreso Nacional, consisting of the Chamber of Deputies and Senate.

Following independence from Spain in 1816, Argentina experienced periods of internal political conflict between conservatives and liberals and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, a long period of Peronist authoritarian rule and interference in subsequent governments was followed by a military junta that took power in 1976. Democracy returned in 1983, and numerous elections since then have underscored Argentina's progress in democratic consolidation.

National Flag Description:

In May 1810 the pro-independence movement initiated the use of the blue and white cockade. It was decreed the national cockade on February 18, 1812 and nine days lated a flag of these colors was adopted. The blue and white sybolize the clear skies and snow of the Andes. The sun, added in 1818 is the Sol de May "May Sun", the national symbol of Argentina. It commemorated the appearance of the sun in cludy skies on May 25, 1810, when the first mass demonstration in favor of independence took place.

Religious Adherents [Link]
Christian 92.1%
Non-religious 3.0%
Muslim 1.9%
Jewish 1.3%
Atheist 0.9%
Neo-religions 0.3%
Ethnoreligionist 0.2%
Spiritist 0.2%
Buddhist 0.1%

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Sep 18, 2021 09:00am News Argentina’s Cristina Fernández forces weakened president into reshuffle  Article Bojicat 
Dec 30, 2020 08:20am Proposed Legislation Argentina's Senate approves historic bill to legalize abortion   Article RP 
Jun 08, 2018 03:00pm News IMF agrees to loan up to $50bn for Argentina  Article IndyGeorgia 
Nov 01, 2012 10:50am News Argentina drops its voter age to 16  Article IndyGeorgia 
May 09, 2012 12:00am Legal Ruling Argentina Approves Transgender Rights Legislation, Makes Sex-Change Surgery A Legal Right   Article Green Pigs 
Aug 24, 2010 09:00pm News Argentina Moves to Seize Newsprint Firm   Article Patrick