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Area: 1,068,302 sq mi (2,766,890 sq km) / World
Location: Southern and Western Hemispheres, in the southern region of the South American continent; bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay on the north; Brazil, Uruguay, and the South Atlantic Ocean on the east; and Chile on the south and west.
Coordinates: 34°00′S, 64°00′W
Borders: 6,006 mi (9,665 km).
Bolivia, 517 mi (832km); Brazil, 761 mi (1,224 km); Chile, 3,200 mi (5,150 km); Paraguay, 1,168 mi (1,880 km); Uruguay, 360 mi (579 km)
Coastline: 3,100 mi (4,989 km)
Highest Point: Cerro Aconcagua, 22,835 ft (6,960 m)
Lowest Point: Salinas Chicas, 131 ft (40 m) below sea level
Longest Distances: 2,268 mi (3,650 km) N-S; 889 mi (1,430 km) E-W
Longest River: Paraná, 3,060 mi (4,900 km)
Largest Lake: Lago Buenos Aires, 860 sq mi (2,240 sq km)
Natural Hazards: Earthquakes, violent windstorms known as pamperos, periodic heavy flooding, volcanic activity.
Population: 37,384,816 (July 2001 est.) / World Rank: 31
Capital City: Buenos Aires.
Argentina is the eighth largest country in the world.
The soil varies greatly in different countries of the country regions, both as altitude and latitude play an important role role in the geography of Argentina. Four main country physiographic provinces are the Andean region, the plain The north, the central Pampas and Patagonia.
Patagonia includes Tierra del Fuego, the southernmost point of the South American continent, shared by Argentina and Chile.
The Andean region is the 30 percent of Argentina.
Home to the highest point in the Western Hemisphere, Cerro Aconcagua, in the Andes are broad and up north, and progressively narrower and less in the south. This section also contains the middle of the Lake District (The other half is in Chile).
The northern plain, the Gran Chaco and Mesopotamia regions, is constituted by plains tropical and subtropical. The landscape ranges from dry savannas to marshes. The province of Misiones, north-eastern extension of Argentina, is rich in both mountain and forest areas and home to the majestic Iguazú Falls.
The central region Pampa constitutes the heart of Argentina. This area is oval-shaped lawns, and extends more than 500 miles (800 km) in the north and
to south and from east to west. The Pampa also has a natural divided into sub-regions, wet and dry.
Patagonia, in the southern region of Argentina, has a geography that ranges from a vast and windy, treeless plateau glacial regions in the south of Tierra del Fuego.
Patagonia stretches for more than 1,200 miles (2,000 km) from the Colorado River in the north to Cape Horn, the Southermost tip of the continent.
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