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Argentina . By: Jared Singletary. Landforms Argentina has 5 major regions, such as the rain forests in the far-northeast; the Chaco plain; the central Pampas; the plateau of Patagonia that stretches to Tierra del Fuego, and the Andes Mountains.

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By: Jared Singletary


  • Argentina has 5 major regions, such as the rain forests in the far-northeast; the Chaco plain; the central Pampas; the plateau of Patagonia that stretches to Tierra del Fuego, and the Andes Mountains.

  • The Pampas is one of the largest fertile plains in the world. It covers almost one third of Argentina's land area.


  • Major rivers include the Colorado, Negro, Paraguay, Parana, Salado and Uruguay.

  • The Uruguay and Parana flow together before meeting the Atlantic Ocean, they form the basin of Rio de la Plata.

Geography Bodies of water

  • Iguazu Falls is taller than Niagara Falls. It is twice as wide with 275 cascades spread in a horseshoe shape.

  • It is located on the border of Brazil and Argentina.

  • Iguazu Falls was caused by a volcanic eruption which left a large crack in the earth.

  • Iguazu Falls is divided by many islands into separate waterfalls. One of the best known is Devil's Throat.

Tourist AttractionsIguazuFalls

  • The Andes mountain range stretches along Argentina’s western border.

  • There are lots of Small mountain towns, like San Martin de los here.

  • A 3,000-mile road runs from Argentina's northern border to Bolivia in the south. This road reaches 16,000 feet above sea level and crosses 18 major rivers.

The Andes

  • Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina.

  • It hosts numerous festivals throughout the year, like the nine-day Buenos Aires Tango Festival in August.

  • Approximately three million people live in Buenos Aires.

Buenos Aires

  • Valdes Peninsula is an important nature reserve known for its unique animals.

  • On the coastline, there are sea lions, elephant seals and from October through March there are penguins.

  • Whales can be found in May and December.

Valdes Peninsula

  • The Metropolitan Cathedral is the main Catholic temple in Buenos Aires.

  • It was constructed in 1745.

  • The Metropolitan Cathedral has the ashes of General Jose de San Martin, who was the liberator of Argentina in it.

Metropolitan Cathedral

  • 92% of the population in Argentina is Roman Catholic.

  • Only 20% of the population attend mass regularly.

  • Most go for weddings, funerals and major feast days.

  • Protestant 2%, Jewish 2%, other 4%

  • Argentina also has the largest population of Muslims in Latin America.


  • In Argentina the official language is Spanish.

  • The Spanish spoken in Argentina is different from Spain because they use a lot of Italian words in it.

  • There are also many other languages spoken in Argentina, including Italian, German, English and French.


  • Argentina has a republic government.

  • Cristina Kirchner has been the president since 2007.

  • Amado Boudou is the vice president.

  • The president and vice president are directly elected for a 4-year term


  • Labor Day is celebrated on May 1.

  • It is celebrated to recognize the people who fought for there working rights.

  • In 1887 workers were killed for demanding better working conditions and hours.

  • These protests began to spread nationwide and some factories were shut down because of it.

Labor Day

  • Argentina’s GDP is $445.99 Billion.

  • Argentina is rich in natural resources.

  • Argentina is known for its forestry, agriculture, mining, and fisheries.

  • It is also known for its petroleum, gas and uranium reserves.

  • The Andes mountains provide Argentina with copper, tin, lead, zinc, gold, silver, and uranium.


  • Argentina’s main sport is soccer or futbol.

  • Argentina won the world cup in 1978 and 1986.

  • Polo, Basketball, Volleyball and Rugby are also important sports in Argentina.


  • Argentina is the 30th largest country in the world by population.

  • Argentina declared independence from Spain on the 9th of July, 1816.

  • The official currency of Argentina is the peso.

  • Argentina has one of the highest rates of movie watching in the world.

Fast Facts

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