Argentine Republic / Republica Argentina
Argentina is in Southern South America, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Chile and Uruguay . Argentina has borders with Bolivia 832 km (520 miles), Brazil 1,224 km (765 miles), Chile 5,150 km (3218 miles), Paraguay 1,880 km (1,175 miles), Uruguay 579 km (362 miles).
Argentina is the second-largest country in South America (after Brazil); strategic location relative to sea lanes between the South Atlantic and the South Pacific Oceans (Strait of Magellan, Beagle Channel, Drake Passage); Cerro Aconcagua is South America's tallest mountain, while Laguna del Carbon is the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere.
Following independence from Spain in 1816, Argentina experienced periods of internal political conflict between conservatives and liberals and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, a long period of Peronist rule was followed by a military junta that took power in 1976. Democracy returned in 1983.
What is the international telephone dialling code for Argentina?
The international dialling code for Argentina is +54.