Meet Argentina

Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands lie just 480 km to the west of the Atlantic Coastline of Argentina. They cover an area of around 12,000 square km and are split between East Falkland and West Falkland. The Argentinian people call the Islands the Malvinas and the population of 2,930 inhabitants consists mainly of people who were born […]

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The Economy of Argentina

Argentina suffered economically at the start of the 20th century as a result of being too reliant on the agricultural sector, and even up to the 1980s there was an over dependence on the meat, wool and leather industries Today it is a very different story with the country having an increasingly diverse economy. The […]

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Tourism in Argentina

Argentina has a huge tourist industry. The massive variety of landscapes coupled with the fact that the country has such an interesting cultural and historical history, means that the country attracts large numbers of tourists with a wide variety of different interests. One of the most popular areas to visit is also one of the […]

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The Arts and Culture in Argentina

Argentina has combined the strong European ties with the Amerindian, the African and the Gaucho influences to create a very unique culture. It is a very much European culture that has evolved over time into the one found today. The music in Argentina is famed for the Tango. This was created in the port area […]

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The cuisine of Argentina

Argentina’s early economic success was fuelled by the rich agricultural soils of the Pampas region. This led to vast production of a wide variety of produce and has resulted in the country boasting a rich cuisine. The pampas has always been famed as an ideal location for the rearing of cattle. The plain like topography, […]

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The Other Sports in Argentina

There are times when people assume that football is the only sport that is played in the country. This is not the reality at all as Argentina is a sporty country and plays in wide variety of both team and individual games. The national basketball team is one of the best national teams in the […]

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The famous Argentinians

Argentina has produced many characters that have played an important part in world events. This has been seen in a variety of fields including on the stage, on the sports pitch and even in the political arena. There are few that can have had a greater influence on World politics than Che Guevara. Born in […]

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Football in Argentina

Football is the most popular sport in Argentina and is followed throughout the country with real passion. It is renowned around the world for it history, both in its performances at World Cups, and also for its rivalries with its close neighbors Brazil and Uruguay. Argentina regularly produces the best players in the world. The […]

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The Cities of Argentina

Argentina is highly urbanized with 92% of its population living in cities and half of the county’s total population live in the top ten metropolitan areas. Bu far the largest metropolitan area is Buenos Aires with a population of 13,834,000, making it one of the most populated metropolitan areas in the world. Buenos Aires is […]

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The Geography of Argentina

Argentina is located on the southern end of the South American Continent. It covers a land area of 2,780,400 square km which makes it the second largest country in the continents and the 8th largest in the world. It shares international borders with Chile, Paraguay, Bolivia, Brazil and Uruguay. To the south is Drakes Passage […]

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