Stretching 3,694 km (2,295 mi) from north to south – a distance equivalent to that between London and Baghdad – and 1,423 km (884 mi) from east to west in the southern part of the continent of South America, Argentina is the eighth largest country in the world, and the second largest in Latin America.
Argentina is rich in natural resources, and has seven diverse regions, including the Pampas – a very large and fertile alluvial plain in the centre and east of the country, and Patagonia in the south, consisting mostly of arid steppes and cold grasslands, with some forests in the Andes foothills.
Argentina has a highly-literate population of over 40 million, an export-orientated agricultural sector, and a diversified industrial base. It is highly urbanised, with 91% of the population living in urban areas (defined as those with 2,000 inhabitants or more).
Buenos Aires, the country’s multicultural, financial, industrial and commercial hub and the federal capital city, is located on the Rio de la Plata on the South American continent’s southeast coast. It is an “Alpha City” with a metropolitan population of around 17 million, a top tourist destination (the most-visited city in South America) and constitutes the 13th largest economy amongst the world’s cities.
About the guides
The main objective of this Doing Business in Argentina Guide is to provide you with basic knowledge about Argentina; an overview of its economy, business culture, potential opportunities and to identify the main issues associated with initial research, market entry, risk management and cultural and language issues.
We do not pretend to provide all the answers in the guide, but novice exporters in particular will find it a useful starting point.
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