Argentina Provinces: Capitals, Area and Population
Updated October 17, 2020
The Republic of Argentina, has 23 provinces and an autonomous city. The autonomous city of Buenos Aires, is the capital of the nation and seat of national government. Argentina is a sovereign state whose system of government is republican, representative and federal. The provinces are autonomous and dictate their own fundamental laws within the framework of representative and federal system of the Republic.
Argentina ranks fourth in area, in the Americas and eighth in the world. It is the larger country, between the Spanish-speaking countries. Argentina has all climates, for its large territorial development. On its territory they are represented 8 different Argentine geographic regions. Argentina also stands out for its exceptional hydrographic systems and biodiversity of its territory, ethnic wealth and cosmopolitan nature of Argentina’s population.
In this report on the Provinces of Argentina, we will show you which are the provinces. In addition to the general data of the provinces of Argentina and the map with the division into provinces, you will find a list with information on the capital, area and location, population and density of each province. You will also see, how the provinces are grouped into regions Northern and Southern provinces: NOA, NEA, Cuyo and Patagonia.
Argentina Provinces Facts
|Official Name:||Republic Argentina|
|Total Surface:||3.761.274 km2|
|American Continent Surface||2.791.810 km2|
|Antarctic Continent Surface||969.464 km2|
|Capital:||Autonomous City of Buenos Aires|
|Political Division:||1 autonomous city and 23 provinces|
|Government:||Federal and Republican Representative|
|Population:||40.117.096 inhabitants. 2010 Census.|
Autonomous City of BUENOS AIRES
|Capital||Autonomous City of Buenos Aires|
Argentina Provinces List: Capitals, Area and Population
|Capital City:||San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca|
TIERRA DEL FUEGO, Antártida e Islas del Atlántico Sur
|Total Surface:||1.002.445 km2|
|Islas Australes||3867 km2|
Regionalization of the provinces of Argentina
We often refer to the provinces according to their location as “northern provinces” and “southern provinces“, however, there is a formal regionalization of the provinces of Argentina according to their location, political division, their social and economic interests.
The created regions were five: NOA (Northwest Provinces of Argentina), NEA (Northeastern Provinces of Argentina), Nuevo Cuyo (Western Provinces of Argentina), Patagonia (Southern Provinces of Argentina), and Centro Buenos Aires. Later in 1999, the NOA and the NEA have formed, in turn, the Norte Grande Region.
5 regions that group the provinces of Argentina
NOA: it is geographically located in the northeast sector of Argentina. It covers the provinces of Salta, Jujuy, Tucumán, Catamarca and Santiago del Estero.
NEA: occupies the northeast region of the Argentine territory. It includes the provinces of Formosa, Chaco, Misiones and Corrientes.
Nuevo Cuyo Region is in the west central area of the country. It covers the provinces of Mendoza, San Juan, San Luis and La Rioja.
Patagonia: is the region located in the south of the Argentine territory. The southern provinces are La Pampa, Neuquén, Río Negro, Chubut, Santa Cruz and Tierra del Fuego.
Central and Buenos Aires Region: occupies the central and eastern region of Argentina. It includes the provinces of Córdoba, Santa Fe, Entre Ríos, Buenos Aires and the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires (CABA).
Note: For a more detailed information about Argentina Provinces you can access the article full version in Spanish.
- Regionalization: CONSTITUCIÓN DE LA NACIÓN ARGENTINA Ley Nº 24.430
- IGN: Values calculated on surface mapping at 1: 500,000
- INDEC: Population Data Final Results of the Census of Population and Housing 2010.