Argentine or Argentinian Geography Stats


  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
Area > Comparative slightly less than three-tenths the size of the US 2013
Area > Comparative to US places slightly less than three-tenths the size of the US 2008
Area > Land 2.74 million sq km 2008 9th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 67.6 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 33th out of 224
Area > Total 2.78 million sq km 2013 9th out of 251
Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 591 2008 124th out of 169
Climate mostly temperate; arid in southeast; subantarctic in southwest 2013
Coastline 4,989 km 2014 26th out of 242
Geographic coordinates 34 00 S, 64 00 W 2013
Land area > Sq. km 2.74 million sq km 2008 9th out of 199
Land area > Square miles 1.1 million square miles 2013 4th out of 86
Location Southern South America, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Chile and Uruguay 2013
Natural resources fertile plains of the pampas, lead, zinc, tin, copper, iron ore, manganese, petroleum, uranium 2013
Surface area > Sq. km 2.78 million km² 2005 8th out of 204
Terrain rich plains of the Pampas in northern half, flat to rolling plateau of Patagonia in south, rugged Andes along western border 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; World Development Indicators database


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Argentina Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Land boundaries 4
Environment 3 Land use 3
Freshwater withdrawal 6 Maritime claims 6
Land area 3 Surface area 3
  • Argentina ranked first for land use > arable land amongst Sparsely populated countries in 2013.
  • Argentina ranked #5 for area > total amongst Christian countries in 2013.
  • Argentina ranked second for area > land > per capita amongst Catholic countries in 2008.
  • Argentina ranked first for land area > sq. km amongst Former Spanish colonies in 2008.
  • Argentina ranked second for surface area > sq. km amongst Latin America and Caribbean in 2005.
  • Argentina ranked second for area > land per 1000 amongst Emerging markets in 2008.
  • Argentina ranked #16 for area > water globally in 2013.


In response to Carole:

The average annual precipitation for Argentina is 1147mm. However the Argentine Republic is a large country with an area of 2.766 million sq km and large regional variations in rainfall.

The Eastern region receives between 500 and 1000mm per year, with most of the rain in this region falling over only a few days. In general rainfall decreases both further west and further south. In the almost desert-like Argentine Patagonia (to the East of the southern Andes) less than 250 mm of rain falls per year.

Posted on 05 Apr 2005

Edria Murray, Staff Editor

Edria Murray, Staff Editor


This place really is not helpful at all.
I need a real site with geography. this will not be accepted in class.

Posted on 24 Apr 2009

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