Argentina Presentation by Group 17: Natalia Freeman, Jordan Steger, & Mario Montenero
Argentina: Quick Facts <ul><li>Second largest country in South America. </li></ul><ul><li>Population: 40,482,000 (estimate...
Culture in Argentina <ul><li>Sports </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Health Care </li...
Sports in Argentina <ul><li>Soccer  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National team won the FIFA World Cup twice and the Copa America ...
Music in Argentina <ul><li>Tango </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Golden Age of Tango lasted from 1930-1955 </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
Education in Argentina <ul><li>Literacy rate of 97% </li></ul><ul><li>Three in eight adults over 20 years of age have comp...
Health Care in Argentina <ul><li>Ranked fourth in Latin America.  </li></ul><ul><li>Provided by employer, government, priv...
Mortality Rates
Cuisine in Argentina <ul><li>Popular Dishes and Drinks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Choriz  or spicy sausage </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Religion in Argentina <ul><li>Argentina is predominately Roman Catholic. Ninety two percent of the population identify the...
Holidays in Argentina <ul><li>New Years Day  </li></ul><ul><li>Easter </li></ul><ul><li>Sovereignty Day </li></ul><ul><li>...
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  1. 1. Argentina Presentation by Group 17: Natalia Freeman, Jordan Steger, & Mario Montenero
  2. 2. Argentina: Quick Facts <ul><li>Second largest country in South America. </li></ul><ul><li>Population: 40,482,000 (estimate for 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Capital: Buenos Aires </li></ul><ul><li>Language: Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>Currency: Peso </li></ul><ul><li>Government: Federal Presidential Republic </li></ul><ul><li>Independence from Spain declared July 9, 1816 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Culture in Argentina <ul><li>Sports </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Health Care </li></ul><ul><li>Food and Drink </li></ul><ul><li>Religion </li></ul><ul><li>Holidays </li></ul>
  4. 4. Sports in Argentina <ul><li>Soccer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National team won the FIFA World Cup twice and the Copa America fourteen times as well as 277 other international titles. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most decorated soccer team in the world. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Argentina has over 540,000 registered soccer players. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Music in Argentina <ul><li>Tango </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Golden Age of Tango lasted from 1930-1955 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Changed from dance-focused to lyric-focused </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tango is popular worldwide. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>European Classical </li></ul><ul><li>Argentine Folk </li></ul><ul><li>Argentine Rock </li></ul>
  6. 6. Education in Argentina <ul><li>Literacy rate of 97% </li></ul><ul><li>Three in eight adults over 20 years of age have completed at least a secondary school education. </li></ul><ul><li>There are 38 public universities across the country. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Health Care in Argentina <ul><li>Ranked fourth in Latin America. </li></ul><ul><li>Provided by employer, government, private, and labor union sponsored plans </li></ul><ul><li>Argentina has over 121,000 physicians and 37,000 dentists. </li></ul><ul><li>Life expectancy is 76 years. </li></ul><ul><li>The infant mortality rate is 12.9 out of 1,000. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Mortality Rates
  9. 9. Cuisine in Argentina <ul><li>Popular Dishes and Drinks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Choriz or spicy sausage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Empanadas or stuffed pastries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Locro , a mixture of corn beans bacon onion and gourd </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Asado or Argentine Barbecue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dulce de Leche </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wine </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Religion in Argentina <ul><li>Argentina is predominately Roman Catholic. Ninety two percent of the population identify themselves as Catholic but only 20% say they attend church on a regular basis. </li></ul><ul><li>The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a recorded 330,000 members. </li></ul><ul><li>Argentina has the largest Jewish population in Latin America. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Holidays in Argentina <ul><li>New Years Day </li></ul><ul><li>Easter </li></ul><ul><li>Sovereignty Day </li></ul><ul><li>Labor Day </li></ul><ul><li>May Revolution </li></ul><ul><li>Independence Day (July 9 th ) </li></ul><ul><li>National Flag Day </li></ul><ul><li>Jose de San Martin </li></ul>
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