Difference between Argentina and Chile

Argentina and Chile are two countries located in the Southern Cone of the American continent. As a curious fact, both countries share the third longest land border in the world, with 5,308 km long.

Comparison table

Official name Argentinian republic the Republic of Chile
Capital Buenos Aires Santiago
Population 44,044,811 inhabitants (2017) 17,574,003 inhabitants (2017)
Coin Argentine peso Chilean peso
President Mauricio Macri Sebastian Pinera Echenique
territorial extension 2,780,400 km² 756 102.4 km²
GDP $545.866 million (2016) $242.642 million (2017)
GDP per capita $12,449 (2016) $13,196 (2017)
Ethnic groups Among the main Argentine ethnic groups are the Andeans, Quechuas, Calchaquíes, Guaraníes, Mapuches, Ranqueles, Aymaras, etc. On the other hand, in Chile there are the Mapuches, Aymaras, Diaguitas, Atacameños, Quechuas, Rapanuis, Kollas, Kawésqar, and Yaganes.
Traditional food Among the most popular typical Argentine dishes are empanadas, bifé de chorizo, emptiness, mate, chimichurri, churrasco, alfajores, etc. Among the most representative dishes of Chilean cuisine are empanadas, humitas, casseroles, beans, charquicán, machas, malaya, conger eel broth, etc.
Prominent figures There are many outstanding Argentines in various areas. Among the most popular worldwide are Ernesto “Che” Guevara, Jorge Luis Borges, Eva Perón, Lionel Messi, Gustavo Cerati, Diego Armando Maradona, etc. As for the most recognized Chilean citizens, some of them are Pablo Neruda, Isabel Allende, Nicanor Parra, Roberto Bolaño, Pedro Pascal, Don Francisco, Víctor Jara, Violeta Parra, Arturo Vidal, Michelle Bachelet, Augusto Pinochet, etc.
Popes (Catholics) One, Pope Francis (Jorge Mario Bergoglio), Supreme Pontiff since 2013. Neither.
soccer world headquarters One, 1978. One, 1962.
World Cups won Two, 1978 and 1986. Neither.

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