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Argentina Population 2022

Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic, is a country in the southern half of South America. It is the second-largest country by area after Brazil and the third-largest by population in South America.

As per the World Population Prospects, 2019 by the United Nations, the population of Argentina in 2022 is 46,010,234 (46 million)

Source: UN World Population Prospects 2019

Population of  Argentina in 2022 –  46 million
Argentina2022 Population
Total Population


Population Rank3rd
Urban Population92.8
Land Area 2,736,690 sq.km (1,056,640 sq. mi)
Area Rank2
Pop. Density17 persons/sq.km
Capital CityBuenos Aires

Religion in Argentina

Christianity is the largest religion in Argentina. Among Christians in Argentina, Catholics have the most adherents followed by the Protestants. According to the 2020 report,  41.2% of the population followed Roman Catholicism; 5.8% Protestantism and 1.5% are other Christians.

A large percentage of Argentia’s population (33.6%) follows no religion. 3.1% of the population follow Non-Christian based faiths or other religions.

Other faiths or religions include Judaism, Islam, and Buddhism. Argentina has the largest Muslim minority in Latin America. it’s estimated to number around 1% of the total population. It also has the largest Jewish population in Latin America with about 300,000 people.

– Catholicism41.2%
– Protestantism5.8%
–  Other Christians1.5%
  Don’t know/No answer15.6%
  Other religion3.1%

Source https://www.latinobarometro.org


Race and Ethnicity in Argentina

Argentina is a multi-ethnic nation, home to people of different races, ethnicity, and national backgrounds. Most of the Argentines are descendants of 19th and 20th-century immigrants, with about 97% of the population being of European or partial European descent and mestizo.

According to the 2020 studies, 85.50% of the population are White; 11.10% as Mestizo,  2.9% as Asians, and 1% as Amerindian (indigenous). Unlike Other Latin American countries, the Mestizo population in Argentina is just 11% and the African population is also less than 1%. 

Native Argentines on the other hand have significant populations in the country’s North-West (Quechua, Diaguita, Kolla, Aymara); in the North-East (Guaraní, Mocoví, Toba, Wichí); and in the Patagonia or South (Mapuche, Tehuelche).

Asian peoples have increasing minorities in some Buenos Aires neighborhoods and are expanding to other large Argentine cities.  Arab descent is also significant (mostly of Syrian and Lebanese origin) and the Jewish population is the biggest in all of Latin America. Japnese, Koreans, and Chinese also have small communities in Argentina.

The racial composition is as follows

Race and EthnicityPercentage
Whites 85.50%
Mestizo 11.10%

Source: UAEM report

Top Cities in Argentina by Population

1Buenos Aires(Autonomous city)30,54,000
3RosarioSanta Fe14,29,000
5San Miguel de TucumánTucumán8,68,000
6La PlataBuenos Aires8,36,000
7Mar del PlataBuenos Aires6,33,000
9Santa FeSanta Fe5,30,000
10San JuanSan Juan5,13,000
12Santiago del EsteroSantiago del Estero4,06,000
15San Salvador de JujuyJujuy3,38,000
17Bahía BlancaBuenos Aires3,07,000
18ParanáEntre Ríos2,74,000
20San LuisSan Luis2,18,000

Source: Census 2015

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