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About Argentina

Geography & Climate

The Argentine Republic extends over a north-south extension of 3,700 km and takes with one Area of ​​2.8 million km2 large parts of the southern tip of the Latin American continent. Argentina is the second largest country in Latin America after Brazil with an area eight times the size of Germany. Argentina borders on five countries: In the west, the high mountain range of the Andes forms a large part of the border with Chile. In the north are the neighboring countries Bolivia and Paraguay. In addition, Argentina shares a border with Brazil and Uruguay in the north-east.

Demographics and administrative breakdowns

Administratively, Argentina is subdivided into 23 provinces and the autonomous capital Buenos Aires (Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires) (see Fig. 2). However, the settlement of the individual areas is very uneven and characterized by high variations in the population density. Of the total of 44.5 million inhabitants (2018), around 45.7% live in the capital and the province of Buenos Aires surrounding the city (extrapolation based on the last census from 2010). Other important provinces with a high population density are Córdoba (3.7 million inhabitants), Santa Fe (3.4 million inhabitants) and Mendoza (1.9 million inhabitants). In contrast, both the southern and the rest of the western provinces of the country and large parts of the north are sparsely populated. About a third of the total population of Argentina is concentrated alone in the metropolitan area of ​​the metropolitan area Buenos Aireswhich includes the capital and 24 suburbs.

Economy, structure and development

Those with a gross domestic product (GDP) of around USD 640 billion second largest economy in South America belongs to the group of the twenty most important industrial and emerging countries G20. Argentina is through extensive natural resources marked and the the strongest branch of the economy is agriculture, which can feed ten times its own population. In a regional comparison, the quality of health care, the level of education and the general standard of living are high. Until the early 1950s Argentina was one of the richest countries in the world. Due to various crises that made further growth difficult, it is now referred to as an emerging market.

Trade relations with Germany

Argentina and Germany are closely linked by economic ties. Like the political relations that have officially existed since 1857, the economic exchange between Argentina and Germany has a long and stable history. As early as the end of the 19th century, Siemens was involved in the implementation of several large-scale logistics projects. The first subway in the southern hemisphere was also built in Buenos Aires with German participation. The German-Argentine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which has 400 members (150 of which are German companies), also celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016. All in all, Argentina are about 200 companies with German capital active and employ over 22,000 people directly.