The Library of Congress holds thousands of collection materials about and from Argentina. Curated by librarians in the Hispanic Reading Room, this guide is part of a series of Country Guides that provide quick references for countries and regions from the Luso-Hispanic world. The Hispanic Reading Room is the Library’s portal to the Caribbean, Latin America, Spain and Portugal; the indigenous cultures of those areas; and peoples throughout the world historically influenced by Luso-Hispanic heritage, including Latinos in the U.S. This guide offers links to diverse resources on Argentina from across the Library including digitized primary sources, selected books and periodicals, online databases, and tips for searching. For specific questions or assistance using the Library’s resources, use the Ask a Librarian service to contact a reference librarian.
Official Name: República Argentina (Argentine Republic)
Capital: Buenos Aires
Date of Independence: July 9, 1816
Head of State/Government: President Alberto Angel Fernández
Population: 45.2 million
Languages: Spanish, Italian, English, German, French, Mapudungun, Quechua
Provinces: 23 provinces (provincias) and 1 autonomous city; Buenos Aires, Catamarca, Chaco, Chubut, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Corrientes, Entre Ríos, Formosa, Jujuy, La Pampa, La Rioja, Mendoza, Misiones, Neuquén, Río Negro, Salta, San Juan, San Luis, Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, Santiago del Estero, Tierra del Fuego - Antarctica and the South Atlantic Islands, Tucumán