Difference between Argentina and Uruguay

Argentina and Uruguay are a couple of South American countries that have in common, among other things, a border, much of their gastronomy, language and some culture. However, both countries also have important differences.

Comparison table

Official name Argentinian republic Eastern Republic of Uruguay
Capital Buenos Aires Montevideo
Population 44,044,811 inhabitants (2017) 3,460,181 inhabitants (2017)
Coin Argentine peso Uruguayan Peso
President Mauricio Macri Tabare Vazquez
territorial extension 2,780,400 km² 176,215 km²
GDP $545.866 million (2016) $52.111 million (2014)
GDP per capita $12,449 (2016) $17,000 (2014)
Ethnic groups Among the main Argentine ethnic groups are the Andeans, Quechuas, Calchaquíes, Guaraníes, Mapuches, Ranqueles, Aymaras, etc. At the time of the conquest, there were the minuanes, the charrúas, guenoas, arachanes, chanáes, bohanes, yaros, among others.
Traditional food Among the most popular typical Argentine dishes are empanadas, bifé de chorizo, emptiness, mate, chimichurri, churrasco, alfajores, etc. It is similar to Argentine cuisine. The most popular dishes include the chivito, the barbecue, choripán, empanadas, milanesas, 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. Among the most recognized Uruguayans in the world are Mario Benedetti, José “Pepe” Mujica, Horacio Quiroga, Jorge Drexler, Joaquín Torres-García, Juan Zorrilla de San Martín, etc.
Popes (Catholics) One, Pope Francis (Jorge Mario Bergoglio), Supreme Pontiff since 2013. Neither.
soccer world headquarters One, 1978. The first World Cup in history took place in Uruguay, in 1930.
World Cups won Two, 1978 and 1986. Two, 1930 and 1950.

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