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Argentina: Geography#

LocationSouthern South America, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Chile and Uruguay
Geographic Coordinates34 00 S, 64 00 W -34.0,-64.0
Area total: 2,780,400 sq km
land: 2,736,690 sq km
water: 43,710 sq km
We are unable to verify those figures from Factbook, since the 6 main sources we used for checking give different figures as follows:
Factbook: 2780400
DBpedia: 2780399
Geoname: 2766890
Infoplease: 2766890
Britannica: 2780400
Wolfram: 2767000

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Land boundariestotal: 11,968 km
border countries: Bolivia 942 km, Brazil 1,263 km, Chile 6,691 km, Paraguay 2,531 km, Uruguay 541 km
Coastline4,989 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Laguna del Carbon -105 m (located between Puerto San Julian and Comandante Luis Piedra Buena in the province of Santa Cruz)
highest point: Cerro Aconcagua 6,960 m (located in the northwestern corner of the province of Mendoza; highest point in South America)
Highest MountainsDue to difference in mountain rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Aconcagua 6962 m; Ojos del Salado 6880 m; Cerro Bonete 6872 m; Monte Pissis 6779 m; Mercedario 6770 m
According to Geonames: Cerro Aconcagua 6959 m; Monte Pissis 6882 m; Cerro Mercedario 6770 m; Cerro Bonete 6759 m; Nevado Tres Cruces 6749 m

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Important Mountains
Terrainrich plains of the Pampas in northern half, flat to rolling plateau of Patagonia in south, rugged Andes along western border
Natural HazardsSan Miguel de Tucuman and Mendoza areas in the Andes subject to earthquakes; pamperos are violent windstorms that can strike the pampas and northeast; heavy flooding in some areas volcanism: volcanic activity in the Andes Mountains along the Chilean border; Copahue (elev. 2,997 m) last erupted in 2000; other historically active volcanoes include Llullaillaco, Maipo, Planchon-Peteroa, San Jose, Tromen, Tupungatito, and Viedma
Natural Resourcefertile plains of the pampas, lead, zinc, tin, copper, iron ore, manganese, petroleum, uranium
Land Usearable land: 13.68%
permanent crops: 0.36%
other: 85.96% (2011)
Climatemostly temperate; arid in southeast; subantarctic in southwest
Irrigated Land15,500 sq km (2003)
Renewable Water Resources814 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesenvironmental problems (urban and rural) typical of an industrializing economy such as deforestation, soil degradation, desertification, air pollution, and water pollution<br /><i><b>note:</b> </i>Argentina is a world leader in setting voluntary greenhouse gas targets
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Antarctic-Marine Living Resources, Antarctic Seals, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: Marine Life Conservation
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Buenos Aires; Cordoba; Rosario; La Plata; Mar del Plata
According to Geonames: Buenos Aires; Córdoba; Rosario; Mendoza; Tucumán

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Important Cities
Geography-notesecond-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); diverse geophysical landscapes range from tropical climates in the north to tundra in the far south; Cerro Aconcagua is the Western Hemisphere's tallest mountain, while Laguna del Carbon is the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere
Important Rivers
Important Lakes