- With a mainland area of 2,780,400 km2 (1,073,500 sq mi), Argentina is the eighth-largest country in the world.
- The name "Argentina" comes from the Latin word for silver, argentum. The original European settlers believed the country was full of silver.
- Argentina is subdivided into 23 provinces and one autonomous city, Buenos Aires. Each have their own constitutions, but exist under a federal system.
- Argentina's economy is Latin America's third-largest and the second largest in South America.
- In 2001, Argentina had 5 presidents in 10 days.
- In 1913, Argentina was the world's 10th wealthiest nation per capita. Now it's the 54th.
- Between 1974 and 1983, up to 30,000 people went "missing" in Argentina. Most were killed by the military junta running the country.
- The toothpaste "Colgate" in Argentine Spanish translates to "Go Hang Yourself."
- There is a Welsh-speaking part of Argentina. It has its own dialect of Welsh.
- A heartbroken Argentine farmer spent decades cultivating a guitar-shaped forest to honor his late wife.
- The AMIA Bombing of Argentina in 1994 was one of the largest terrorist attacks in South America, killing 85 people.
- Pope Francis was the first public personality in Argentina to sign a petition for justice in the 1994 AMIA terrorist attack.
- The world's widest avenue is the "9th of July" in Argentina, with 14 lanes, plus 4 lanes of parallel streets.
- Argentina has the highest number of psychiatrists per capita in the world.
- The average person in Argentina spends over 20 hours a week listening to the radio, the most of any country, a survey found.
- you would end up in Argentina or Chile.
- Argentina was the first
- country in Latin America
- to legalize
- A 3-year-long College Major in Exorcism is offered at a Lutheran Parish in Argentina.
- Pope Francis used to work as a bar bouncer in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- In 1938, 15,000 Argentines celebrated in Buenos Aires the NAZI annexation of Austria.
- During Argentina's dictatorship, opponents were pushed out of planes alive with weights attached to their feet so no bodies would be found as evidence.
- In 1891, Juan Vucetich, an Argentine Police Official, made the first criminal fingerprint identification.
- The Rufous hornero is the national animal of Argentina.
- Villa Epecuén, Argentina, has a population of one. Nearly 30 years after a flood submerged the town, former occupant Pablo Novak returned.
- Tango originated in the brothels surrounding Buenos Aires, Argentina, and was meant to dramatize the relationship between a prostitute and her pimp.