|Government||Federal presidential republic|
|Currency||Argentine peso (ARS)|
|Population||39,921,833 (July 2006 est.)|
|Religion||Roman Catholic 92%, Protestant 2%, Jewish 2%, other 4%|
|Electricity||220V/50Hz (European plug)|
|Time Zone||UTC -3|
Argentina, , (officially Argentine Republic; Spanish "Republica Argentina") is a large, elongated country in the southern part of South America, neighbouring countries being Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay to the north, Uruguay to the north east and Chile to the west. In the east Argentina has a long South Atlantic Ocean coastline.