On Argentina map, it is a South American country, covers most of the southern continent. On Argentina map, it is the eighth largest country in the world, with an area larger than the sum of Mexico and Texas. It covers vast plains, deserts, tundra and forests as well as mountains, rivers and thousands of miles of coastline. Argentina also has part of the Antarctic and some islands in the South Atlantic, including Britain-backed Islas Malvinas. With the exception of Buenos Aires, the population of each city includes its urban construction. The population of Greater Buenos Aires is 12,801,365. Argentina is the second largest country in South America after Brazil and the eighth largest country in the world. The total area is 2,780,400 square kilometers (1,073,500 square miles). The capital of Argentina is Buenos Aires, located on the southeast coast of South America, along the Ríode la Plata. There are 385 cities.
Argentina is shaped like an inverted triangle with its bottom at the top. It is about 880 miles (1,420 km) wide from east to west and 2,360 miles (3,800 km) from the subtropical to the sub-Antarctic. The country borders Chile in the south and west, Bolivia and Paraguay in the north, and Brazil, Uruguay and the Atlantic in the east. Its undulatin g Atlantic coastline stretches for approximately 2,900 miles (4,700 kilometers). The geographical environment of Argentina can be divided into four main areas: the Andes, the North, Pampas and Patagonia. The Andes region stretches from Bolivia to southern Patagonia by approximately 2,300 miles (3,700 km) along the western edge of the country, forming most of Chile's natural boundaries.
Spanish is the native language, although in Argentina it is pronounced with several accents and includes words from many other languages, especially Italian. From Basque and Sicilian to Welsh and Gaelic, many foreign languages and dialects can be heard. At the end of the 19th century, a tri-lingual language called Lunfardo was developed in Buenos Aires, consisting of words from many languages, including Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, French, German and African. Langfado is often heard today in the texts of tango music.