Argentina is found in the southern part of South America. Argentina borders Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil, and Uruguay. It has a long coastline on the Atlantic Ocean; consequently, it is one of the world's top twenty nations in terms of fishing.
Population: 42.6 million (2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups: Spanish and Italian - 97%, others - 3%
Languages: Spanish (official), English, Italian, German, French
Religions: nominally Roman Catholic - 92% (less than 20% practicing), Protestant - 2%, Jewish - 2%, other - 4%
ARGENTINIANS IN TORONTO
In Canada: 13,975
In the GTA: 5,845
In the City of Toronto: 2,415
Primary Areas of Settlement in the GTA (Social Atlas):Vaughan, Brampton, Markham, Richmond Hill, Newmarket, City of Toronto
Argentina became independent from Spain in 1816. Today, there is more political stability in Argentina than there has been in the past. Its population is well educated, and Argentina is one of the most prosperous countries in Latin America, but economic problems such as poverty and inflation persist.
The Roman Catholic Church has generally enjoyed good relations with the government, but there have been more tensions recently. Freedom and recognition for religious minorities are increasing. Still, Catholicism remains an important part of Argentinian culture. Baptism and First Communion are considered major events not only for the individual, but for his or her family as well.
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