Argentina is a large country in terms of both area (8th largest in the world) and population (32nd largest). It covers an area of approximately 2.78 million square kilometers (1.07 million square miles) and has a population of about 42 million. It is a highly important country in its own region and is a moderate world power. It has one of the strongest economies in its region and is recognized as an emerging world economy. Argentina is also a member of many important worldwide organizations such as the United Nations. Let’s find out where Argentina is located.
Where is Argentina located?
Argentina is located in the Southern portion of the South American continent. It takes up most of the southern part of the continent and is bordered by the long thin country of Chile to the west and south. It also shares borders with Bolivia and Paraguay (to the north) and Brazil and Uruguay (to the north-east). The following is a political map of South America with Argentina (marked in gray) and surrounding countries marked.
Argentina also claims territory that is not officially recognized. This includes the Falkland Islands (a British Overseas Territory), South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (also a British Overseas Territory) and part of Antarctica (called Argentine Antarctica). Territorial disputes with the United Kingdom led to the two month Falklands War in 1982 and diplomatic relations between the two countries has been hostile for many years. The Argentine Antarctica claim is subject to the Antarctic treaty of 1961 and this means that no claims over Antarctica are internationally recognized. The following map shows all the territorial claims of Argentina.