Topic outline of Argentina

Topic outline of Argentina

:"For an alphabetical index of this subject, see the List of Argentina-related articles."

Argentina is a South American country, constituted as a federation of twenty-three provinces and an autonomous city. It is second in size on the South American continent to Brazil and eighth in the world. Argentina occupies a continental surface area of unit sqkm|2766890|0|lk=on between the Andes mountain range in the west and the southern Atlantic Ocean in the east and south. It is bordered by Paraguay and Bolivia in the north, Brazil and Uruguay in the northeast, and Chile in the west and south. The country claims the British overseas territories of the Falkland Islands and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. Argentina also claims unit sqkm|969464|0 of Antarctica, known as Argentine Antarctica, overlapping another claim made by Chile and the British Antarctic Territory.

The following topic outline is provided as an overview of and introduction to Argentina:


* Pronunciation:
* Adjective: Argentine
* International rankings of Argentina

Geography of Argentina

: "Main articles: Geography of Argentina"

* Argentina is a: Country
* Location:
** Southern Hemisphere
** Western Hemisphere
*** Latin America
**** South America
***** Southern Cone
** Extreme points of Argentina
* Population of Argentina: 40,677,348 people (2008 estimate) - 30th most populous country
* Area of Argentina: unit sqkm|2766890|0|lk=on - 8th largest country

Environment of Argentina

* Climate of Argentina
* Ecology of Argentina
** Ecoregions in Argentina
** Renewable energy in Argentina
* Geology of Argentina
* Protected areas of Argentina
** Biosphere reserves in Argentina
** National parks of Argentina
* Wildlife of Argentina
** Flora of Argentina
** Fauna of Argentina
*** Birds of Argentina
*** Mammals of Argentina

Natural geographic features of Argentina

* Fjords of Argentina
* Glaciers of Argentina
* Islands of Argentina
* Lakes of Argentina
* Mountains of Argentina
** Volcanoes in Argentina
* Rivers of Argentina
** Waterfalls of Argentina
* Valleys of Argentina
* World Heritage Sites in Argentina

Regions of Argentina

: "Main article: Regions of Argentina"

The provinces of Argentina are often grouped into six geographical regions. From North to South and West to East, these are:
*Argentine Northwest: Jujuy, Salta, Tucumán, Catamarca, La Rioja
*Gran Chaco: Formosa, Chaco, Santiago del Estero
*Mesopotamia (or Littoral): Misiones, Entre Ríos, Corrientes
*Cuyo: San Juan, Mendoza, San Luis
*Pampas: Córdoba, Santa Fe, La Pampa, Buenos Aires
*Patagonia: Rio Negro, Neuquén, Chubut, Santa Cruz, Tierra del Fuego
* Argentine Antarctica

Ecoregions of Argentina

: "Main article: Ecoregions of Argentina"

Administrative divisions of Argentina


Municipalities of Argentina

* Capital of Argentina: Buenos Aires
* Cities of Argentina

Demography of Argentina

: "Main article: Demographics of Argentina, Ethnography of Argentina"

Government and politics of Argentina

: "Main article: Government of Argentina and Politics of Argentina"

* Form of government:
* Capital of Argentina: Buenos Aires

* Elections in Argentina
** (specific elections)
* Political parties in Argentina
* Political scandals of Argentina
* Taxation in Argentina

Branches of the government of Argentina

Executive branch of the government of Argentina

* Head of state: President of Argentina, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
* Head of government: President of Argentina, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
* Cabinet of Argentina
** Chief of the Cabinet, Alberto Fernández
** Minister of the Interior, Aníbal Randazzo
** Minister of Foreign Relations (commonly referred to as the "Chancellor"), Jorge Taiana
** Minister of Defense, Nilda Garré
** Minister of Economy and Production, Martín Loustau
** Minister of Justice and Human Rights, Aníbal Fernández
** Minister of Labor, Employment and Social Security, Carlos Tomada
** Minister of Education, Juan Carlos Tedesco
** Minister of Science, technology and Innovative Production, Lino Barañao
** Minister of Health, Graciela Ocaña
** Minister of Social Development, Alicia Kirchner
** Minister of Federal Planning and Public Utilities, Julio De Vido

Legislative branch of the government of Argentina

* Argentine National Congress ("Congreso Nacional") (bicameral)
** Upper house: Argentine Senate (72 seats), presided by the Vice-President
** Argentine Chamber of Deputies (257 seats), currently presided by Eduardo Fellner of Jujuy Province).

Judicial branch of the government of Argentina

* Supreme Court of Argentina
** President of the Supreme Court: Dr. Ricardo L. Lorenzetti
** Vice-President of the Supreme Court: Dra. Elena I. Highton de Nolasco
** Minister of the Court: Dr. Carlos S. Fayt
** Minister of the Court: Dr. Juan Carlos Maqueda
** Minister of the Court: Dr. Eugenio Raúl Zaffaroni
** Minister of the Court: Dr. Enrique S. Petracchi
** Minister of the Court: Dra. Carmen Argibay

Foreign relations of Argentina

* Diplomatic missions
** Diplomatic missions in Argentina
** Diplomatic missions of Argentina
* Relations with specific countries
** Argentina-Brazil relations
** United States-Argentina relations

International organization membership

: "Main article: International organization membership of Argentina"

Argentina is a member of:
* United Nations

Law and order in Argentina

: "Main article: Law of Argentina"

* Capital punishment in Argentina
* Constitution of Argentina
* Crime in Argentina
* Human rights in Argentina
** LGBT rights in Argentina
** Freedom of religion in Argentina
* Law enforcement in Argentina
** National law enforcement agencies
***Argentine Federal Police
***Argentine National Gendarmerie
***Argentine Naval Prefecture
***Airport Security Police
***Federal Penitentiary Service
** Regional law enforcement agencies
***Buenos Aires Provincial Police
***Santa Fe Province Police
***Córdoba Province Police
***Tucumán Province Police
***Salta Province Police
***Santiago del Estero Province Police
***San Juan Province Police
***Mendoza Province Police
***Río Negro Province Police
***San Luís Province Police
***La Rioja Province Police
***Santa Cruz Province Police

Military of Argentina

: "Main article: Military of Argentina"

* Command
** Commander-in-chief: President of Argentina, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
*** Ministry of Defence of Argentina
* Forces
** Argentine Army
** Argentine Air Force
** Argentine Navy
** Argentine Marine Corps
** Argentine National Gendarmerie
** Argentine Coast Guard
* Military history of Argentina
* Military ranks of Argentina

Local government in Argentina

History of Argentina

: "Main article: History of Argentina, Timeline of the history of Argentina, and

* Economic history of Argentina
* Military history of Argentina

Culture of Argentina

: "Main article: Culture of Argentina"

* Architecture of Argentina
* Cuisine of Argentina
* Ethnic minorities in Argentina
* Festivals in Argentina
* Humor in Argentina
* Languages of Argentina
* Media in Argentina
* National symbols of Argentina
** Coat of arms of Argentina
** Flag of Argentina
** National anthem of Argentina
* People of Argentina
* Prostitution in Argentina
* Public holidays in Argentina
* Records of Argentina
* Religion in Argentina
** Buddhism in Argentina
** Christianity in Argentina
** Hinduism in Argentina
** Islam in Argentina
** Judaism in Argentina
** Sikhism in Argentina
* World Heritage Sites in Argentina

The Arts in Argentina

* Art in Argentina
* Cinema of Argentina
* Literature of Argentina
* Music of Argentina
* Television in Argentina
* Theatre in Argentina

Sports in Argentina

: "Main article: Sports in Argentina"

* Argentina at the Olympics
* Football in Argentina

Economy of Argentina

: "Main article: Economy of Argentina"

* Economic rank (by nominal GDP): 31st (thirty-first)

* Agriculture in Argentina
* Banking in Argentina
** National Bank of Argentina
* Communications in Argentina
* Companies of Argentina
* Currency of Argentina: Argentine peso
* Economic history of Argentina
* Energy policy of Argentina
* Mining in Argentina
* Oil industry in Argentina
* Tourism in Argentina
* Transport in Argentina

* Argentina Stock Exchange

Education in Argentina

: "Main article: Education in Argentina"

Infrastructure of Argentina

* Communications in Argentina
** Internet in Argentina
* Energy in Argentina
* Health care in Argentina
* Transportation in Argentina
** Airports in Argentina
** Rail transport in Argentina
** Roads in Argentina
* Water supply and sanitation in Argentina

See also

* List of basic geography topics
* List of Argentina-related articles (alphabetical index)
* List of international rankings


External links

* [ Business News and Analysis in English]
* [ Government of Argentina] es icon
* [ Official website]
* [ Information about Buenos Aires]
* [ The President of Argentina]

; Country Data
* [ World Bank's country data profile] for Argentina.
* [ World Intellectual Property Handbook: Argentina]

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