What Are Some Facts About Argentina?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 16, 2020 2:16:12 PM ET

Argentina, the world's eighth largest country, is the second largest in South America. One third of it 40 million inhabitants live in its capital, Buenos Aires. Originally known as Rio de la Plata, Argentina was first labeled as such in a 1536 atlas, after the Latin word for silver.

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