Argentina shares its border with how many countries?
Argentina, a country located in Southern South America is bordered by the Andes Mountains to the west and the South Atlantic Ocean to the east. It also shares a border with five neighbouring countries. Chile lies to the west of Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, and Brazil and Uruguay to the northeast.
Argentina is the eighth largest country in the world. It is also the second largest country in South America after Brazil. Argentina is approximately 3,700km long and 1,400km wide, making it about one-third the size of the United States.
The mainland is divided into six geographical parts. From north to south, these are the Argentine Northwest, Gran Chaco, Mesopotamia, Cuyos, the Pampas, and Patagonia. Argentina also owns a few islands in Antarctica, known as Argentine Antarctica.
Climate varies across Argentina. The northern parts experience hot, wet summers and mild, dry winters. Central Argentina also has hot summers but suffers with tornadoes and thunderstorms. The southern regions have warm summers but often receive heavy snowfall in the winter.