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Profile : Argentina

Region: Latin America
Capital: Buenos Aires
Population: 43,886,748
Area: 2780 092
GDP per capita: $15000.00
Religions: Roman Catholic 92%* (less than 20% practising), Protestant 2%
Languages: Spanish

Description

Argentina is the eighth largest country in the world. It has the highest mountain outside Asia on its western border with Chile; sub-Antarctic Tierra del Fuego; tropical rainforest in the northeast; and the Pampa, an expansive and fertile heartland.

Rugged, dignified and self-reliant, the gaucho, or Argentine stockman, is a cherished national icon. However, while a romantic pastoral heritage is claimed, the country is dominated by a cosmopolitan capital where over a third of its people live. Urban Argentines have a European and predominantly Latin background and speak Spanish.

Argentina suffers from economic and political instability and memories linger of atrocities inflicted by the military dictatorship between 1976 and 1983 (when democracy was restored).

Argentina has rich natural resources and high literacy rates, but the last two decades have seen the country descend into economic crisis with recurring high inflation, and unemployment.

Missionaries

Prayer Points

  • Pray that Christian students in Argentina might live as light and salt in their universities, and that they would be active in inviting their friends to ABUA faculty groups.
  • Pray that Argentina would have a wise government and be a peaceful nation.
  • Pray that God would have mercy on the people of Argentina through granting salvation and building strong local churches.

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