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Argentina . República Argentina . Population: 40,412,376 . Argentina gained its independence from Spain in the early 1800s and became a republic in 1853. The flag of Argentina. The country’s motto is  "En unión y libertad“ which translate to English as "In Unity and Freedom.” .

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argentina

Argentina

República Argentina

Population: 40,412,376

the flag of argentina
The flag of Argentina

The country’s motto is "En unión y libertad“ which translate to English as "In Unity and Freedom.”

coat of arms
Coat of Arms
  • Shaking hands represent the union of the populations of Río de la Plata United Provinces.
  • The silver and blue colors of the bow represent Argentine nationality.
  • The sun announces the rising of a new Nation in the World.
  • The cap represents freedom.
  • The pike stands for defense, if necessary, with weapons.
argentina is located in south america
Argentina is located in South America.

It borders the Republic of Chile, the Republic of Bolivia, the Republic of Paraguay, the Federal Republic of Brazil, the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, and the Atlantic Ocean.

it is divided into 24 provinces
It is divided into 24 provinces.

It is the second largest country in South America after Brazil.

the government is similar to the united states government
The government is similar to the United States government.
  • Bicamercal- The Senate and the Chamber of Deputies
  • The Senate has 72 seats.
  • The Chamber of Deputies has 257 seats.
cristina elisabet fern ndez de kirchner
Cristina ElisabetFernández de Kirchner
  • Cristina ElisabetFernández de Kirchner is the current President of Argentina.
  • She was the First Lady from 2003 until 2007 when her husband died.
  • She was inaugurated in December 2007 as the first elected female President of Argentina.
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The President serves a 6-year term.

  • Until 1994, one could not be president unless they were Roman Catholic.
argentine holidays 2012
Argentine Holidays(2012)
  • New Year’s Day- January 1
  • Truth and Justice Memorial Day- March 24
  • Veteran’s Day and Tribute to the Fallen of the Falklands War- April 2
  • Good Friday- April 6
  • Labour Day- May 1
  • Anniversary of the 1810 Revolution- May 25
  • Death of General Manuel Belgrano- June 18
  • Independence Day- July 9
  • Death of General José de San Martín- August 20
  • Columbus Day- October 15
  • Immaculate Conception- December 8
  • Christmas- December 25
they eat most of the pig
They eat most of the pig.
  • Kidneys are sprinkled with rock salt and lemon juice.
  • Chitterlings (Large Intestines) sprinkled with salt or with lemon juice. Barbecue for about 40 minutes or until they look golden brown on each side and crunchy
  • Sweetbread, which is located from the esophagus to the intestines, is a very expensive delicacy.
  • Chorizo is made of meat and spices.
  • Black Pudding (Blood Pudding) is sausage without meat filled with syrupy blood and spices.
one of the most important beverages is yerba mate tea
One of the most important beverages is yerba mate tea.

It is brewed in a gourd and drank with a silver straw.

el submarino is argentine hot chocolate
El submarino is Argentine hot chocolate.

It consists of a hot cup of milk with a chocolate bar served on the side.

alfajores are argentine cookies
Alfajores are Argentine cookies.

An alfajor is a sandwich cookie filled with dulce de leche or jam. The cookies are often covered with powered sugar, chocolate, coconut, or meringue.

buenos aires is the largest city in argentina
Buenos Aires is the largest city in Argentina.

One-third of Argentina’s population live in Buenos Aires.

Population: 12.988 million

buenos aires has been given the nickname paris of the south
Buenos Aires has been given the nickname “Paris of the South”

European Architecture on Ave 5 de mayo

you cannot visit argentina without seeing a boca junior and river plate soccer game
You cannot visit Argentina without seeing a Boca Junior and River Plate soccer game.

AskMen.com says “the rivalry between these two teams make the Red Sox and Yankees relationship look loving”.

teatro de col n located in buenos aires is one of the world s largest opera houses
Teatro de Colón located in Buenos Aires is one of the World’s largest opera houses.

It was declared a National Monument on August 11, 1975.

patagonia
Patagonia

Covers over 260,000 square miles over Argentina and Chile.

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The region is known for dramatic mountain peaks, an abundance of glaciers and an array of unique wildlife.
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The Magellanic penguin is in the endangered species list. About 42,000 die every year because of oil spill.

Found in Patagonia, the Magellanic penguin was named after Ferdinand Magellan, who documented seeing the species in 1519 on his first voyage around the tip of South America.

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Argentina’s Perito Moreno Glacier, which contains the world’s third largest reserve of fresh water, is one of just two glaciers in all of South America that is growing. This phenomena baffles scientists, as most of the world’s glaciers are shrinking because of climate change.

Source: wwfblog.com

mendoza is known as argentina s napa valley
Mendoza is known as Argentina’s Napa Valley.

About 150,000 acres of vineyards.

sources
Sources:
  • Encyclopedia
  • Farm-in-argentina.com
  • Google.com/publicdata
  • Welcomeargentina.com
  • Europeworld.com
  • Gringoinbuenosaires.com
  • Travel-amazing-southamerica.com
  • Argentour.com
  • Cia.gov
  • wwfblogs.com
  • erwin.bernhardt.net.nz
  • Argentinastravel.com
  • visitargentina-arg.blogspot.com
  • Southamericanfood.about.com
  • Recipegirl.com
  • Infoplease.com
  • Nationmaster.com