Things to Know
is a federal republic.
A fascinating triangular shaped country located along South America's east coast.
The eighth largest country in the world.
Argentina is South Americas second largest nation.
Capitol City - Buenos
Buenos Aires is the most European city in Latin
America, full of ornate French style buildings fronted along tree
lined boulevards with fountains, parks and sidewalk cafes.
Currency of Argentina-Peso/FONT>
Languge to learn some Spanish words.
Official Religon: 90% of the
population is Roman Catholic. The population is principally of
European descent, especially of Italian and Spanish origin
The puma is the second largest cat in the Americas
The Margay, also known as the Long Tailed Spotted Cat.
Cat or Grass Cat
Feature: Guanacos (llamas)Related to camels
Penguins in Patagonia are the largest of the warm-weather
penguins. These penguins were named after Ferdinand Magellan who
first saw them in 1519 on his first voyage around the tip of South
America. They live on the coast of Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands.
Díaz de Solís to the Río de la Plata in 1516.
de Mendoza in 1536 founded the first settlement of the present
Argentina's climate ranges from hot and humid in the north through
humid and steamy in the center to cold in the south. The seasons are
reversed from the Northern Hemisphere.
Argentina may be divided into six geographical regions: the
Paraná Plateau, the Gran Chaco, the Pampa (see under pampas),
the Monte, Patagonia, and the Andes Mts.
The Paraná Plateau in the extreme northeast is an
extension of the highlands of South Brazil. It is the wettest part of
Argentina and has a dense forest cover; tobacco, timber, and yerba
maté are the chief products there. The spectacular Iguaçu
Falls are in a national park located at the point where
Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay meet.
In Northern Argentina the Gran Chaco is a predominantly flat
alluvial plain with a subtropical climate. The region is seasonally
flooded, and marshlands remain for long periods during the year
because of poor drainage.
South of the Gran Chaco is the Pampa, a vast natural grassland
The Pampa's deep, rich soil is the basic wealth of the country. The
Wet Pampa, the more humid eastern part of the region, is
Argentina's principal agricultural area and produces most of the
nation's exports. It is the granary of South America, with wheat,
alfalfa, corn, and flax the principal crops. Cattle ranching is
prevalent throughout the Pampa and especially in the southeast and
north; sheep are also raised there. Most of the principal cities of
Argentina and most of its industry are found in the Pampa region.
The Monte, an arid region in the rain shadow of the Andes, has
natural vegetation varying from short grasses in the east to cacti in
The Andes Mountains are
one of the longest and one of the highest mountain ranges in the
world it stretches along the entire west coast of South America from
Cape Horn to Panama and Venezuela- 7,250 kilometers (4,200 miles).
Most of the highest mountains in the Andes are volcanoes, some still
active, many dormant or extinct.
Southernmost Argentina (and Chile) are known as Patagonia, a largely uninhabited wilderness with dense rainforest and rugged peaks.
Tierra del Fuego is an archipelago (or a group of islands) shared with Chile, at the
southern tip of South America. Its capital, Ushuaia, is the world's
de San Martin was a South American military hero who fought to
win the independence of Argentina, Chile and Peru.
Peron was a dictator who ruled Argentina in the 1940s and 1950s
and again briefly before his death in 1973.
Perons wife Eva
(nicknamed Evita or Little Eve) virtually co-governed the country
during his first six years as president
A witch lures a young girl into a
terrible trap with a magic ball. Her brother, along with some magical
creatures, pool their efforts to rescue her.
Gaucho and Horse
Make a whole team of soccer friends with uniforms in your school colors.
Map and critter icons of the animals of Patagonia. Map
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Dinosaur Believed Found in Argentina.
of the Andes, statue of Christ commemorating a series of peace
and boundary treaties between Argentina and Chile. Dedicated Mar. 13,
1904, it stands in Uspallata Pass, high in the Andes, on the Argentine-Chilean
The Tango originated in Buenos Aires.