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August 8th, 2002
The Empty ATM
Countries in Comparison: U.S. v. Argentina: Land

 

UNITED STATES

Area:
3,618,766 sq. miles

Physical Features:
Mountain ranges along east and west coasts and down the middle; deserts in the far west; grassy plains in the middle of the country and forests in northeast and northwest. Non-contiguous Hawaii and Alaska are tropical and arctic, respectively.

Arable Land:
9.1%

Agriculture:
Hay, potatoes, maize, wheat, barley, oats, sugar beet, soybeans, citrus, cotton, tobacco, livestock (cattle, pigs and poultry)

Resources:

Coal, copper, iron, bauxite, mercury, silver, gold, nickel, zinc, tungsten, uranium, phosphate, petroleum, natural gas timber

ARGENTINE REPUBLIC

Area:
1,073,518 sq. miles

Physical Features:
Forests in north; rich treeless, pampas plains in northeast; flat Patagonia plateau in south and craggy Andes mountains on western border with Chile.

Arable Land:
19.1%

Agriculture:
Wheat, maize, soybeans, sugar cane, rice, sorghum, potatoes, tobacco, sunflowers, cotton, vine fruits, citrus, livestock (mostly cattle)

Resources:

Coal, crude oil, natural gas, iron ore, zinc, gold, silver, uranium, marble, granite

Source: Facts on File (2001)

 

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