Population: Argentina has a low demographic density. It consists of
around 36 millon people, mainly established in the urban centres.
The 85% of the population is descendant of inmigrants from Europe.
As opposed to most Latin American countries, in Argentina there
are relatively few Indian half castes (people of mixed races: european
of the population of the country live in the Federal Capital and
the province of Buenos Aires. The urban population makes up the
88% of the whole whereas the rural population represents the 22%.
figures give us a population density of 13 inhabitants per km2 with
an annual growing of 1,5 %.
Ethnic composition: 85% Caucasian, 12% European by birth, 3% non-Caucasian.
Religion: Roman Catholic is the official religion, but there is
complete religious freedom guaranteed by the Constitution. Among
the many religious communities found in Argentina, the Jewish community
has more than 250,000 members, constituting one of the largest Jewish
concentrations in the world.
Language: the official language is Spanish. English is widely spoken along
the tourist circuits.Climate: Because Argentina is situated in the Southern Hemisphere, summer
extends from November to March with daytime temperatures averaging
23 degrees centigrade (76F). In winter, which runs from May to August,
the average daytime temperature is 12 degrees centigrade (54F).
Shopping: a vast selection of fine and exclusive merchandise can
be found in any tourist center: furs, antiques and silverware, shoes,
suede and leather apparel, jewelry, cashmeres and woolens, regional
crafts. Buenos Aires, with its thousands of high quality shops,
is the place to find French designer boutiques, modern galleries
and sophisticated shopping malls.