Argentina

2,538 views

Published on

Published in: Education
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
2,538
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
8
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
40
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Argentina

  1. 1. Argentina Staci Johnson
  2. 2. Geography of Argentina <ul><li>Located in the South and West hemisphere </li></ul><ul><li>The seventh largest country by area </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse land surrounded by the artic, jungles, ocean and mountains </li></ul>
  3. 3. More Geography <ul><li>Climate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The main types of climates: warm, moderate, arid and cold </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>There are no dry seasons in the warm climate </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Moderate climate in Buenos Aires </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Arid Climate in La Puna </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cold climate is the humid strip of the Patagonian Andes </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. People of Argentina <ul><li>Most ancestors originally came from Spain and Italy </li></ul><ul><li>There are indigenous communities in the northeast areas </li></ul><ul><li>A lot of immigration from Peru </li></ul>
  5. 5. More People <ul><li>Gaucho means “country man of South America” </li></ul><ul><li>Until the beginning of this century, there were Gauchos working and riding horses around the large estancias </li></ul><ul><li>Involved in folklore </li></ul>
  6. 6. Argentina Culture <ul><li>Influenced by European art, architecture, literature and lifestyle </li></ul><ul><li>Famous writers were Jorge Luis Borges and Manuel Puig </li></ul><ul><li>Argentina created the tango </li></ul>
  7. 7. More Culture <ul><li>Roman Catholicism is the official religion </li></ul><ul><li>Family is the center of the life in Argentina </li></ul><ul><li>Honor is important in all aspects of the culture of Argentina </li></ul><ul><li>The official language is Spanish </li></ul>
  8. 8. History of Argentina <ul><li>Inhabited 13,000 years ago </li></ul><ul><li>Ferdinand de Magellan touched the shores of Patagonia in 1520 </li></ul><ul><li>Buenos Aires became the capital in 1776 </li></ul>
  9. 9. More History <ul><li>Gained independence over Spain in 1776 </li></ul><ul><li>Took a turn for the worse after the Market Crash </li></ul><ul><li>Under a dictatorship for years </li></ul><ul><li>Been up and down with their economy for years </li></ul>
  10. 10. Sources <ul><li>http://www.argentina.gov.ar/argentina/portal/paginas.dhtml?pagina=1483 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.argentina.org.au/people.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.destination360.com/south-america/argentina/history </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global-etiquette/argentina.html </li></ul>

×