Diego Maradona: Thousands mourn football icon – BBC News

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    People across Argentina have been mourning the death of football great and national icon Diego Maradona, who died following a heart attack on Wednesday at the age of 60. Three days of national mourning have begun in the country and thousands of fans have travelled to the presidential palace in Buenos Aires, where his coffin is being displayed, to pay their final respects.

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    In This Story: Argentina

    Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic, is a country located mostly in the southern half of South America. Sharing the bulk of the Southern Cone with Chile to the west, the country is also bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, Brazil to the northeast, Uruguay and the South Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Drake Passage to the south.

    With a mainland area of 2,780,400 km2 (1,073,500 sq mi), Argentina is the eighth-largest country in the world, the fourth largest in the Americas, the second largest in South America after Brazil, and the largest Spanish-speaking nation by area.

    Argentina claims sovereignty over part of Antarctica, the Falkland Islands, and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

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