Visiting

Business hours

Private and government offices are open from 8.00am to 5.00pm or 9.00am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Most shopping centres, department stores and supermarkets are open from 9.00am to 9.00pm, Monday to Sunday.

Banks are open from 10.00am to 3.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Public holidays 2017

1 January - New Year’s Day
27 February - Carnivals
28 February - Carnivals
4 March - National Day of the Memory by the Truth and Justice
2 April - Malvina’s Veteran’s and Memorial Day
13 April - Holy Thursday
14 April - Holy Friday
1 May - Labor Day
25 May - Revolution Day
20 June - Anniversary of General Manuel Belgrano’s Death
9 July - Independence Day
17 August - Anniversary of General San Martin’s Death
12 October - Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity
20 November - National Sovereignity Day
8 December - Immaculate Conception/ Virgin’s Day
25 December - Christmas Day

Climate

The country enjoys a very varied climate: it is mild and humid in the Pampas; cold and damp in the western Patagonia; subtropical in the Mesopotamia region; and warm in the Northeast. The highest points at all latitudes are the coldest areas, with dry, snowy, mountain weather, and a wide temperature range.

For weather details in market, please visit the World Meteorological Organization.

Currency

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The official currency in Argentina is the Argentinian Peso.

Time zones and time differences

Argentina is 13 hours behind Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).

To find out the current time in Buenos Aires, view the World Clock.

Dialling codes

Argentina’s country code is 54.

For calls to Argentina from Australia dial: 00 + 54 + area code + telephone number.

For calls from Argentina to Australia dial: 00 + 61 + area code + telephone number.

Find out more about Australian area codes or international dialling codes.

Electricity and water

Tap water is drinkable in Argentina.

Electricity

Electrical outlets in Argentina generally accept either 220V or 50Hz plugs.

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