ARGENTINA

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President: Nestor KIRCHNER (since 25 May 2003)

Government System: Republic

Capital City: Buenos Aires

Population: 39,537,943 (July 2005 est.)

Climate: Mostly temperate; arid in southeast; subantarctic in southwest.

Internet Users: 4.1 million (2002)

Telephone Users (mobile/cellular): 6.5 million (2002)

Literacy (total population): Total population: 97.1%

Life Expectancy at Birth: Total population: 75.91 years

Natural Resources: Fertile plains of the pampas, lead, zinc, tin, copper, iron ore, manganese, petroleum, uranium.

Industries: Food processing, motor vehicles, consumer durables, textiles, chemicals and petrochemicals, printing, metallurgy, steel.

Agricultural Products: Sunflower seeds, lemons, soybeans, grapes, corn, tobacco, peanuts, tea, wheat; livestock.

Export Partners: Brazil 15.3%, Chile 10.7%, US 10.2%, China 8.7%, Spain 4.4% (2004).

Import Partners: Brazil 36.2%, US 16.6%, Germany 5.7%, China 4.3% (2004).

Currency: Argentine peso (ARS)

Flag Description: Three equal horizontal bands of light blue (top), white, and light blue; centered in the white band is a radiant yellow sun with a human face known as the Sun of May.

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REFERENCE - used by permission:

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency - The World Fact Book. Retrieved January 18, 2006, from http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/ar.html

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