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Argentina

  • By: Theodore W. Eversole
  • In: Encyclopedia of Drug Policy
  • Edited by: Mark A. R. Kleiman & James E. Hawdon
  • Subject:Public Policy, Drug Crimes

Argentina is a South American republic made up of 23 provinces with Buenos Aires as its capital. It is bordered by Paraguay and Bolivia to the north, Brazil and Uruguay to the northeast, and Chile to the west and south. With a landmass of over 2,766,000 square kilometers, Argentina is the eight-largest country in the world. However, in population terms, Argentina ranks only 33rd in the world, with a population base of over 40 million. According to a variety of human development indexes for 2007–08, Argentina stands 38 out of 177 assessed countries and its gross domestic product establishes Argentina as the second-most economically significant country in Latin America.

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