Argentina Population 2023

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 populated country in South America. As per the UN World Population Prospects, the population of Argentina in 2024 is 46,057,867 (46 million or 4.6 Crore).

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Argentina2024 Population
Total Population46,057,867
Global Rank32nd
Share of World Pop.0.58%
Land Area 2,736,690 (1,056,640 sq. mi)
Area Rank8
Pop. Density17 persons/
Growth Rate0.58%
Fertility Rate*2.27
Infant mortality rate**9
Median Age 31.5
Life Expectancy77.9 Years
Urban Population92.8%

Religion in Argentina

Christianity is the largest religion in Argentina followed by 79.6 % of the population. Catholics with 62.9% adherents largest denomination followed by Protestants (13.0 %); Evangelical (2.3 %); Jehovah’s Witness and Mormon (1.4 %).

Other faiths or religions are at 1.2% and include Judaism, Islam, and Buddhism. Irreligion is 9.7 %; Atheist is 6.0 % and Agnostic at 3.2 %.

Religion percentage in Argentina

Christian 79.60%
– Roman Catholic – 62.90%
– Protestant – 13.00%
– Evangelical – 2.30%
– Jehovah’s Witness and Mormon – 1.40%
Other religions 1.20%
No religion / Unaffiliated18.90%
– Irreligion – 9.70%
– Atheist – 6.00%
– Agnostic – 3.20%

Source: census estimates

Argentina Ethnic Composition

Argentina’s population is ethnically diverse with almost 90% being of European ancestry and also having some indigenous or mestizo ancestry. About 4% have some African or mulatto ancestry.

Approx 2.38% of the population identified as indigenous or first-generation descendants of indigenous peoples. In addition, Argentines of Arab (mostly Syrian and Lebanese) descent constitute a significant minority, and the Jewish population is the largest in all of Latin America and the seventh in the world.

Racial Composition of Argentina

  • European or Mestizo – 81%
  • African ancestry – 4% 
  • Arab and other Asian – 2.9%
  • Amerindian or Indigenous – 2.1%
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

Source: United Nation World  Populations Prospects 

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

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