Argentine Republic

  • J. Scott Keltie
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The Constitution of the Argentine Republic, formerly known by the name of ‘Provincias Unidas del Rio de la Plata,’ bears date May 15, 1853, with modifications in 1860, when Buenos Ayres joined the confederacy. By its provisions, the executive power is left to a President, elected for six years by representatives of the fourteen provinces, equal to double the number of senators and deputies combined; while the legislative authority is vested in a National Congress, consisting of a Senate and a House of Deputies, the former numbering 30, two from the capital and from each province, elected by a special body of electors in the capital, and by the legislatures in the provinces ; and the latter 133 members elected by the people. By the Constitution as revised in 1898, there should be one deputy for every 33,000 inhabitants. A deputy must be 25 years of age, and have been a citizen for four years. The deputies are elected for four years, but one-half of the House must retire every two years. Senators must be 30 years of age, have been citizens for six years, and have an annual income of 12,000 dollars. One-third of the Senate is renewed every three years. The two chambers meet annually from May 1 to September 30.


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Statistical and other Books of Reference concerning the Argentine Republic

1. Official Publications

  1. Annual Statement of the Trade of the United Kingdom with Foreign Countries and British Possessions. Imp. 4. London.Google Scholar
  2. Anuario de la Direceion General de Estadistica. 2 vols. Buenos Aires.Google Scholar
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  5. Censo municipal de la ciudad de Buenos Aires. 2 v. 1887.Google Scholar
  6. Census Committee. Preliminary Reports for Census of 1895. Buenos Aires. 1896.Google Scholar
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  8. Estadistica general del comercio exterior de la Repúblics Argentina. Annual. Bu nos Aires.Google Scholar
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  10. Handbook of the Argentine Republic, Bulletin No. 67 of the Bureau of the American Republics. Washington, 1892.Google Scholar
  11. Higiene Publica, Anales de. Monthly. Buenos Aires.Google Scholar
  12. Informe presentado a la Oficina de Estadistica de Buenos Aires. Annual, Buenos Aires.Google Scholar
  13. Informes del Delegado Argentina. 2 vols. Paris, 1890.Google Scholar
  14. Informe sobre el estado de la educacion comun, durante el Año de 1891. By Dr. Benjamin Zorrilla. Buenos Aires, 1893.Google Scholar
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  21. Map of the Argentine Republic. With a short description of the country. Published by the Argentine Government Information Office.Google Scholar
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2. Non-Official Publications

  1. Aken (C.E.), Argentine, Patagonian and Chilian Sketches. 8. London, 1893.Google Scholar
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  21. Review of the River Plate. Weekly. Buenos Aires.Google Scholar
  22. Rumbold (Sir H.), The Great Silver River. London, 1888.Google Scholar
  23. Saldias (Adolfo), Rozas y su Epoca. 2nd ed. 5 vols. 8. Buenos Aires, 1892.Google Scholar
  24. Sarmiento (Domingo Faustino), Life in the Argentine Republic in the Days of the Tyrants. Translated by Mrs. H. Mann. 8. London, 1868.Google Scholar
  25. Turner (T. A.), Argentina and the Argentines. London, 1892.Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

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  1. 1.The Royal Geographical SocietyUK
  2. 2.The Geographical Societies of ParisBerlinGermany
  3. 3.The Geographical Societies of ParisRomeItaly
  4. 4.The Geographical Societies of ParisLisbonPortugal
  5. 5.The Geographical Societies of ParisAmsterdamNetherlands
  6. 6.The Geographical Societies of ParisBrusselsBelgium
  7. 7.The Geographical Societies of ParisBuda-PestHungary
  8. 8.The Geographical Societies of ParisGenevaSwitzerland
  9. 9.The Geographical Societies of ParisNeuchatelSwitzerland
  10. 10.The Geographical Societies of ParisPhiladelphiaUSA
  11. 11.Commercial Geographical Society of ParisFrance

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