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Argentina. By Aidan, Victor, and Enzo. Argentina’s Currency. Argentina uses the Argentine Peso. 6.00 Argentine Pesos equals roughly $1.00. The Flag of Argentina. The Flag of Argentina. The Argentinian flag was designed by Manuel Belgrano, the leader of Argentina's revolution against Spain.

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By Aidan, Victor, and Enzo

Argentina s currency
Argentina’s Currency

  • Argentina uses the Argentine Peso.

  • 6.00 Argentine Pesos equals roughly $1.00.

The flag of argentina1
The Flag of Argentina

  • The Argentinian flag was designed by Manuel Belgrano, the leader of Argentina's revolution against Spain.

  • The flag of Argentina is a triband made up of three equally wide bands colored light blue, white, and light blue.

  • Belgrano made the flag look like the blue sky, and clouds as they appeared on the day of the revolution against Spain began in 1810.

  • The face on the sun represents the Incan God Inti.


  • The Argentine Republic is located in South America and bordered by Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay and the South Atlantic Ocean.

Map of argentina
Map of Argentina


Andes Mountains

Capital city



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Map of Argentina, cont.

  • Argentina is second in size and population in South America, after Brazil.

  • It has the highest peak in the world outside of Asia in the Andes spreading through the northwest and southwest border with Chile-- Aconcagua (22,834 ft or 6,960 m).

  • In the south , there are rolling Pampas rich in agriculture and cattle.

  • Most southern area is Patagonia with cool steppes and woods.

Buenos aires
Buenos Aires

  • Buenos Aires is the capital city and a major port.

  • El Obelisco is the most famous icon of Buenos Aires and a favorite of all picture postcards of the city. It was built in 1936 to celebrate 400th anniversary of the first founding of the city by Pedro de Mendoza.

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Buenos Aires, cont.

  • Buenos Aires is the most European of all major South American cities and a melting pot of cultures and nationalities.

  • As much as 97 percent of

    the population descends

    from European immigrants

    (Italian, Spanish, German,

    Welsh, English, French,

    and Russian).

Cord ba

  • Cordóba is the second largest city in Argentina with 1.4 million inhabitants. It is famous for its colonial buildings dating from the 17th and 18th centuries in the center of the city, Centro Histórico. The city’s history dates back to 1573.

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Cordoba, cont.

  • This is Cordóba Cathedral.

Mount fitz roy
Mount Fitz Roy

  • The Mount Fitz Roy is 3405 m high located in Patagonia region and is one of the most challenging summits for climbers.

Talampaya canyon la rioja
Talampaya Canyon- La Rioja

  • The Talampaya National Park , located in la Rioja province has beautiful red forms created by action of wind and rain in a dessert climate.

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Ischigualasto and Valley of the Moon-Cuyo, cont.

Ischigualasto is a natural park located in the province of San Juan. It consists of strange rock formations created by the wind in the arid Pampean hills near the border with Chile. It also contains some of the oldest known dinosaur remains.

Train to the clouds salta
Train to the Clouds-Salta

  • This viaduct was originally built to connect Argentina to Chile in 1930. This was a challenging engineering project to construct this viaduct in the middle of the Andes at 4220 m above sea level, 70 meters high and 224 meters long.

Iguaz falls
Iguazú Falls

  • Iguazú Falls are the largest set of waterfalls in the world and are located in the bottom corner of Brazil on the border of Argentina. They can be visited on both sides for the best views.

  • It is made up of some 275 individual waterfalls and cascades

  • Iguazú Falls are 1.5 higher than Niagara Falls.

Los glaciares national park
Los Glaciares National Park

  • Los Glaciares National Park is located in Patagonian Andes.It is located in the area known as Austral Andes in Argentina, in the south west of Santa Cruz on the border with Chile.

  • Since it has a magnificent beauty, it constitutes a wonder in the world, and was declared "World Heritage" by UNESCO in 1981.

Quick current facts
Quick Current Facts

  • Population: The population of Argentina was estimated at 42,610,981 (July 2013) according to CIA

  • Current Leader: Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

  • Some of the worlds oldest known dinosaur fossils have been found in Argentina.


  • Argentina's climate is mostly temperate. However, it can get hot in the subtropical north and cold in the subantarctic region of southern Patagonia. Cool ocean breezes help keep Buenos Aires relatively smog-free.

  • The seasons are opposite those in the Northern Hemisphere.

  • The warmest month is January and the coolest is July.

  • The Chaco region in the northwest is dry expect for the summer rainy season.


  • Most of the Argentineans practice Catholicism. However, less than 20 percent of Argentine Roman Catholics attend church regularly.

  • Still, the Roman Catholic Church has a strong influence over many social events, customs and celebrations.


  • The most favorite Argentine holiday is "Carnival". It takes place just before Lent, the traditional period of fasting that begins about six weeks before Easter.

  • In Salta, the province in the north, people dress up and dance the zamba and the carnavalito.

  • In other northeastern provinces, people sing songs called chamamé, accompanied by accordions or harps.

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Celebrations, cont.

  • Other festivals celebrate such things as the grape harvest, gauchos, the tango, and even snow.

Popular foods
Popular Foods

Some of the popular foods in Argentina are: Yerba Mate, Dulce de Leche, Empanadas, Locro, Bife a Caballo, Parrillada.

Yerba Mate

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Foods cont.

Dulce de Leche

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Food cont.


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Foods cont.


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Foods cont.


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Foods cont.

Bife a Caballo

Popular sports
Popular Sports

  • Argentina is best known for European football, winning the Football World Cup in 1978 and 1986. The legendary Argentine player, Diego Maradona led Argentina's National Team to victory in Mexico.

  • Polo and horse racing are also well known sports in Argentina.

  • Other popular sports in Argentina include rugby, tennis, swimming, mountain climbing and skiing.

Famous people
Famous People

  • Manu Ginobili is a famous basketball player and he plays for the Spurs.

Diego maradona
Diego Maradona

  • As one of history's top soccer players, Diego Maradona became famous quickly and joined the country's national team as a teenager.

  • He played for Spanish Barcelona and later for the Italian club Napoli, which he took to several major victories.

  • He was also largely responsible for Argentina's 1986 World Cup win.

  • Sadly he had a drug abuse problem and was banned from the world of sports.

Carlos gardel
Carlos Gardel

  • Carlos Gardel was born in France, but raised in Buenos Aires. He became an entertainer.

  • He became famous as a tango

    singer and film star and is

    responsible for popularizing

    the Argentine tango.

Alberto ginastera
Alberto Ginastera

  • Alberto Ginastera, composer.

  • He is an Argentine Italian and he composed the famous composition, “Tocatta” adapted by rock groups.

Alejandro de tomaso
Alejandro de Tomaso

  • Alejandro de Tomaso was a famous race car driver and industrialist.

  • He participated in 2 Formula 1 World Championships Grand Prix.

Jorge luis borges
Jorge Luis Borges

  • Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges, known as Jorge Luis Borges, was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator who was born in Buenos Aires.

  • His stories blend myths, fantasy and


  • His most famous books are Ficciones,

    (1944) and The Aleph (1949).

Astor pantale n piazzolla
Astor PantaleónPiazzolla

  • Astor Pantaleón Piazzolla was an Argentine composer, bandeón player and arranger. He was a virtuoso bandeónist.

  • He incorporated elements from jazz and classical music into the traditional Argentinian tango and founded a new music style titled nuevo tango.

  • Later, in presentation, we have included a video clip from his composition Liebertangosymbolising the break from the traditional tango to nuevo tango.

Pope francis 226 th pope of the roman catholic church
Pope Francis, 226th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church

Evita peron
Evita Peron

  • Maria Eva Duarte became Eva Peron when she married Colonel Juan Peron in 1944 who was later elected President of Argentina.

  • As the first lady, she became the most powerful and influential woman in Argentina and in all of the South America.

  • She was supporting the poor and the rights of the women and labor unions.


  • European culture has strongly influenced Argentine art and music, particularly symphonic music and operas.

  • Native Argentine influence is evident in folk arts, including horn-carving, silver work, leather work, ceramics, and weaving.

  • One of earliest examples of art is the Cueva de las Manos (cave of the hands) in the Rio Pinturas dating between 9,500 and 13,000 years.

Cueva de las manos
Cueva de las Manos

Popular music tango
Popular Music: Tango

  • Tango originated in Argentina.

  • As the music, the instruments that usually perform tango as music are the guitar, the violin, and the bandoneón (similar to an accordion).

  • You are now going to be listening to one of the most favorite tangos. For those of you who have seen the movie, “The Scent of a Woman” with Al Pacino, you will recognize it, as Carlos Gardel’s “Por una Cabeza.”

Popular dance tango
Popular Dance: Tango

  • The history of tango began in Buenos Aires, Argentina in the late 19th century in the lower-class districts of Buenos Aires in the city, bars, cafes and courtyards.

  • Then it moved into more established Dancing Houses and later inside middle and high class Argentinian homes.

Musical instruments bandone n
Musical Instruments: Bandoneón

  • Bandoneón is a popular instrument in Buenos Aires's tango music. It looks like a small accordion.








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