Argentina is located in South America. The official name of Argentina is Argentine Republic. As a country with a coastline, Argentina's eastern border is situated along the shore of the South Atlantic Ocean. In the north, Argentina shares its border with Bolivia and Paraguay. Chile runs along the western and southern borders of Argentina, while Brazil and Uruguay are along the upper eastern border of Argentina.
GPS Coordinates of Argentina
With a latitude of 38.4161° S, Argentina is located in the southern hemisphere. The longitude of Argentina is 63.6167° W, which means the South American country is positioned in the western hemisphere. The GPS coordinates of Argentina denote that the country is situated below the equator as well.
Argentina's Points of Extremity
In the north, Argentina's furthest point is located in a town called La Quiaca. The latitude of 21°48' S marks the northernmost point of Argentina. The point is situated in the province of Jujuy. There are two southernmost points of Argentina, depending on whether or not islands are included. On the mainland of Argentina, the furthest point is at a latitude of 52°24' S. This point is in the town of Monte Dinero, in the Patagonian Region of Argentina's Santa Cruz Province. Where islands are concerned, Argentina's southernmost point is on the island of Grande de Tierra del Fuego. The coordinate is a latitude of 55°04' S.
To the east, Argentina's furthest point has a longitude of 53°41'00"W. Located in the Misiones Province, the easternmost point of Argentina can be found in the city of Bernardo de Irigoyen. In the opposite direction, Argentina extends as far 73°30'00"W to the west. Situated in the Andes Mountain Range, the westernmost point of Argentina is atop the mountain of Cerro Agassiz. This point falls within the boundaries of the Santa Cruz Province.
Physical Size and Population of Argentina
The total area of Argentina is approximately 1,068,301 square miles in all. This makes Argentina the eighth largest country based on physical size. Approximately 3,100 miles comprise the coastline of Argentina.
Argentina’s population currently sits around 44,899,862 people, based on data collected in 2019. From here, we can calculate the country’s population density. By dividing Argentina’s population by its total square mileage, we will find that there are roughly 42 people for every square mile of Argentina’s area.