Argentina map

Argentina is a massive, megadiverse South American nation, hosting one of the greatest ecosystem varieties in the world: 15 continental zones, 3 oceanic zones, and the Antarctic region are all represented in its territory. This huge ecosystem variety has led to a biological diversity that is among the world's largest. It is divided into seven geographical regions: Northwest, the high Puna with even higher, more rugged topography to the far-west; the arid precordillera, filled with narrow valleys or quebradas to the mid-west; and an extension of the mountainous Yungas jungles to the east. Mesopotamia is a subtropical wedge covering the western Paraná Plateau and neighboring lowlands, and is enclosed by the Paraná and Uruguay rivers. Gran Chaco is a large, subtropical and tropical low-lying, gently sloping alluvial plain between Mesopotamia and the Andes. Sierras Pampeanas are a series of medium-height mountain chains located in the center of the country. Cuyo is a basin and range area in the central Andes piedmont, to the west of Argentina. Pampas is a massive and hugely fertile alluvial plain located in the center-east. Patagonia is a large southern plateau consisting mostly of arid, rocky steppes to the east, with moist, cold grasslands to the south, and dense subantarctic forests to the west. (Wikipedia)


Quick Facts

Land use

Total land area
273,669,000 hectares
Area of forest
9.9% of land area
Area of agriculture
54.5% of land area
Area of permanent cropland
0.4% of land area


43.4 million
Population growth
1.0% annually
Rural population

Economics and development

GDP per person
13431.90 USD
GDP from agriculture

Climate change and biodiversity

CO2 emissions
4.50 metric tonnes per person
Threatened animal and plant species
Bonn Challenge Commitments
Goal year
Date committed
Area committed
1,000,000 hectares
Potential economic benefit
314 million USD
Potential climate benefit
0.09 GtCO2 sequestered
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