No butts about it, the Argentina people are a vibrant
culture – as enthusiastic and proud of their country as
any other nation. Most Argentineans originated from
Italy and Spain with smaller percentages ranging from
other European nations and onwards. It would be safe
to say that Argentina is a nation largely made up of
The religion most practiced in Argentina is Roman
Catholicism. The official language that is spoken is
Spanish, yet Argentinian Spanish is different from
original Spanish. According to kwintessential.com,
Argentinian Spanish sounds much more like Italian than
Spanish from Spain.
The culture of Argentina is strongly
borrowed from the various immigrants that populated it.
The culture is based mainly off a Spanish heritage, with
strong Catholic ties. There is also a name that is given to
the populace, a “guacho”, meaning a person from
Southern America with Indian and Spanish decent. The
main language of the land is Spanish. There is a strong
fascination from the culture with soccer (better known
as futbol in the country).
Argentina is well-known for it’s variety of foods. It’s
cuisine consists of corns, pastries and meat. The culture
is heavily adopted from farm and ranchero life.
Argentina, though known for it’s soccer team, has a
national sport called Pato. It is played by using a six
handled ball and on horseback.
They are also feverously known for their music and
Argentina shares borders with Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil,
Uruguay, and Chile. The capital of Argentina is the
beautiful riverside city of Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires
has remained the heart of the country, being the hotspot
for economic, political and social life. Some of the main
industries of Argentina include meat-packing,
flourmilling, metalcrafting, electrical equipment,
chemicals, drugs, leather goods, and textiles because of
the prime location and the resources available.
Argentina has a current population of about 39,144,753
people. The ethnicity that majorly makes up the
population is Hispanic white, mostly originating from
Spain and Italy. The percentage of them? 98%!
The climate of Argentina is mostly temperate, being
described as arid in the southeast and subantartic in the
south west, according to kwintessential.com.
Argentina has several stages of history. The first is
known as the Precolumbian time. After that (1500’s to
1800) was known as the colonial period. Next is post-
colonial, then lastly is the modern Argentina, being from
the late 1800’s to now.
Where things started happening was the colonial period,
basically this is when the Spaniards arrived. With the
arrival of the Spanish came their form of government,
known as Viceroyalty. Wars for independence would rage
during the time of the post colonial age, and the result
was a new united nation. Modern Argentina boomed
from improvements in agriculture, foreign investment,
and new railroads and ports. Masses of immigration
poured in from Europe.