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Argentina: Area and Population

Area, Population and Density

Area (sq km)  2,780,403* 
Population (census results)   
  17–18 November 2001  36,260,130 
  27 October 2010   
    Males  19,523,766 
    Females  20,593,330 
    Total  40,117,096 
Population (official projections at mid-year)   
  2020  45,376,763 
  2021  45,808,747 
  2022  46,234,830 
Density (per sq km) at mid-2022  16.6 
* 1,073,519 sq miles. The figure excludes the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) and Antarctic territory claimed by Argentina
 Figures exclude adjustment for underenumeration

Population by Age and Sex (official projections at mid-2022)

  Males  Females  Total 
0–14 years  5,713,119  5,388,826  11,101,945 
15–64 years  14,721,421  14,931,281  29,652,702 
65 years and over  2,274,938  3,205,245  5,480,183 
Total  22,709,478  23,525,352  46,234,830 

Administrative Divisions (official projections at mid-2022)

  Area (sq km)  Population  Density (per sq km)    Capital 
Buenos Aires—City  203  3,081,550  15,180.0     
Buenos Aires—Province  307,571  17,875,743  58.1    La Plata 
Catamarca  102,602  422,476  4.1    San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca 
Chaco  99,633  1,227,736  12.3    Resistencia 
Chubut  224,686  639,294  2.8    Rawson 
Córdoba  165,321  3,835,738  23.2    Córdoba 
Corrientes  88,199  1,139,604  12.9    Corrientes 
Entre Ríos  78,781  1,410,908  17.9    Paraná 
Formosa  72,066  614,706  8.5    Formosa 
Jujuy  53,219  787,436  14.8    San Salvador de Jujuy 
La Pampa  143,440  364,322  2.5    Santa Rosa 
La Rioja  89,680  403,727  4.5    La Rioja 
Mendoza  148,827  2,030,061  13.6    Mendoza 
Misiones  29,801  1,288,476  43.2    Posadas 
Neuquén  94,078  680,726  7.2    Neuquén 
Río Negro  203,013  766,387  3.8    Viedma 
Salta  155,488  1,459,378  9.4    Salta 
San Juan  89,651  797,697  8.9    San Juan 
San Luis  76,748  520,845  6.8    San Luis 
Santa Cruz  243,943  383,827  1.6    Río Gallegos 
Santa Fe  133,007  3,589,999  27.0    Santa Fe 
Santiago del Estero  136,351  998,093  7.3    Santiago del Estero 
Tierra del Fuego  21,571  181,983  8.4    Ushuaia 
Tucumán  22,524  1,734,118  77.0    San Miguel de Tucumán 
Total   2,780,403  46,234,830  16.6     

Principal Localities (population by provincial capital or departamento, official projections at mid-2022)

Buenos Aires (capital)  3,081,550*    San Fernando (Chaco)  450,608 
Córdoba  1,467,867    Confluencia (Neuquén)  435,156 
Rosario (Santa Fe)  1,304,168    Corrientes  418,880 
Salta  646,956    Paraná (Entre Ríos)  382,741 
(San Miguel de) Tucumán  613,557    Posadas (Misiones)  379,374 
Santa Fe  592,604    General Roca (Río Negro)   378,623 
* The population of the Greater Buenos Aires agglomeration, including the capital city, was estimated to be 14,582,864. The population of the Province of Buenos Aires, excluding the capital city, was 17,875,743. Principal settlements within the Province of Buenos Aires included La Matanza 2,374,149; La Plata 724,010; Quilmes 679,375; General Pueyrredón 662,430; Lomas de Zamora 652,937; Merlo 620,307; Almirante Brown 605,271; Moreno 558,068; Florencio Varela 533,446; Tigre 478,432; Lanús 462,693; General San Martín 426,556; Esteban Echeverría 383,538; Berazategui 372,889; Malvinas Argentinas 366,479; Avellaneda 358,512; Tres de Febrero 344,172; Morón 317,584; Bahía Blanca 311,175

Births, Marriages and Deaths

  Registered live births  Marriages  Registered deaths 
  Number  Rate (per 1,000)  Number  Rate (per 1,000)  Number  Rate (per 1,000) 
2015  770,040  17.9  118,809  2.8  333,407  7.7 
2016  728,035  16.7  119,334  2.7  352,992  8.1 
2017  704,609  16.0  127,378  2.9  341,688  7.8 
2018  685,394  15.4  124,218  2.8  336,823  7.6 
2019  625,441  13.9  123,397  2.7  341,728  7.6 
Sources: Dirección de Estadísticas e Información en Salud (DEIS) and UN, Demographic Yearbook and Population and Vital Statistics Report
Life expectancy (years at birth, estimates): 76.7 (males 73.2; females 80.0) in 2019
Source: World Bank, World Development Indicators database

Economically Active Population (labour force survey of 31 urban agglomerations, persons aged 10 years and over, 2006)

  Males  Females  Total 
Agriculture, hunting and forestry  59,242  13,640  72,882 
Fishing  8,215  821  9,036 
Mining and quarrying  34,127  5,687  39,814 
Manufacturing  988,343  422,321  1,410,664 
Electricity, gas and water  38,066  5,991  44,057 
Construction  854,764  29,917  884,681 
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles, motorcycles and personal and household goods  1,263,477  755,160  2,018,637 
Hotels and restaurants  213,854  166,975  380,829 
Transport, storage and communications  557,431  86,613  644,044 
Financial intermediation  95,938  93,497  189,435 
Real estate, renting and business activities  528,349  281,460  809,809 
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security  444,379  324,337  768,716 
Education  185,900  620,900  806,800 
Health and social work  163,470  426,735  590,205 
Other community, social and personal services  317,127  229,607  546,734 
Private households with employed persons  18,151  778,801  796,952 
Extraterritorial organizations and bodies  2,031  164  2,195 
Sub-total   5,772,864  4,242,626  10,015,490 
Activities not adequately described  13,854  11,161  25,015 
Total employed   5,786,718  4,253,787  10,040,505 
Unemployed  488,935  560,263  1,049,198 
Total labour force   6,275,653  4,814,050  11,089,703 
2021 (labour force survey of 31 agglomerations at April–June, '000 persons aged 10 years and over): Total employed 11,981; Unemployed 1,273; Total labour force 13,254.

Citation: Area and Population (Argentina), in Europa World online. London, Routledge. Retrieved 23 January 2022 from http://www.europaworld.com/pub/entry/ar.ss.2

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