Argentina Overview

Country Profile

Known as the world’s breadbasket and meat store, the Argentine Republic is located in southeastern South America, and gets its name from the Spanish and Italian word for “silver.” Area of 2.78 million square kilometers is home to a population of 39.14 million, of which 97% are descendants of Italians and Spaniards. Residents are Catholic and the official language is Spanish. The currency is the peso and Buenos Aires is the capital.

Argentina National Flag

The Argentinean flag has three horizontal strips of blue and white. The blue symbolizes justice and the white symbolizes faith, purity, integrity, and nobility. In the center of the white is a sun, symbolizing dawn. Every year on June 20, Argentina celebrates “Flag Day.”

Argentina Country Flag

History Summary

In the 16th century the country was inhabited by Indians. In 1535, Argentina was colonized by Spain, and on May 25, 1810, the “May Revolution” broke out against the Spanish rule. On July 9, 1816, independence was declared. In 1853 the constitution established a federal republic, and in the 19th century, a large number of immigrants arrived in Agen Yan from Europe. Thirty years since the 20th century occurred since the ruling military and civilian alternative situation.

Economy and Culture Overview

Argentina’s land is fertile and lush, and the country is well-developed agriculturally, with a strong tradition of animal husbandry, with half the land used as grasslands and pastures. It is the world’s major food and meat producer and exporter, earning the reputation the “world food and meat She” Major crops are cotton and rapeseed. Argentina’s major industries are steel, electricity, gas cars, petroleum, chemicals, textiles, machinery, and food. Food processing technology is advanced, and Argentina is one of the world’s major wine producers. The meat processing industry is large, exporting to many countries.

A Genyan New Year comes, people like to “blossom” shower, wash a means dirt and bad luck, in exchange for wealth and good fortune. From February 22 to March 9 is the grand Grape Festival, where a woman is crowned in grapes. A Gaucho is a person of both Spanish and Indian parentage. Their clothing is very beautiful, displaying the strong national colors. They often wear woven jackets and pants, with a wide waist belt and neck scarf, as well as sandals or soft shoes.

Argentina Lake

Argentina Lake is a glacial lake in southern Argentina, located at the eastern foot of the Patagonia Mountains. The lake covers an area of 1,414 square kilometers. The tip of the lake from the Perito laid by Renault, Uppsala and other glaciers of the ice about l50 composition. These originated in the Andean glaciers, but have been extended to the deep lake, which has a depth of about 300 to 400 meters. The ice dam will be washed to open a gap from Bingbeng, and the sight of the ice rushing down is spectacular. Ice floating in the river, the largest 80 meters high Bingqiang can be formed, stretching over 200 km. The slow-moving ice makes , an earth-shaking sound as it breaks. Finally, it works its way down the Santa Cruz river, ending up in the Atlantic.


The tango is an Argentinean ballroom dance originating in the late 19th century. It is said that it derives from a folk dance which merged with Haba dance features. During the early 20th century, the tango spread to other parts of the world, reaching European high society, where it became popular. It is now considered an elegant dance.

Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls, one of the most famous waterfalls in the world, is located in northern Argentina and Brazil, at the junction of the Iguazu and Paraná Rivers.. The average drop is around 72 meters, and is divided into a number of rapids and waterfalls which flood into the large waterfall, which is around 3 to 4 kilometers wide., The scenery is magnificent and beautiful. Falls side of the construction of national parks, waterfalls, a 3,000 meters upstream repair a small bridge over the green railing, visitors can view the spectacular waterfall along the bridge.

Argentina Map

Argentina Map

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