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Location: Southern South America, bordering the south Atlantic Ocean, between Chile and Uruguay
Population: 34.3 million (1995 estimate)
Capital: Buenos Aires
Comparative area: Slightly less than three-tenths the size of the United States
Religions: Nominally Roman Catholic 90 percent (less than 20 percent practicing), Protestant 2 percent, Jewish 2 percent, other 6 percent
Landscape: Second-largest country in South America; rich plains of the Pampas in northern half, flat to rolling plateau of Patagonia in south, rugged Andes along western border
Recognized by International Olympic Committee: 1923

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