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  • 2. LOCATION• A plain rising in the southern half of South America from the Atlantic• Bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay on the north and Uruguay and Brazil on the east• The world’s eighth largest country• Covers an area of 1.1 million square m
  • 3. • Provides the ocean coastline of•Has a diversity of land and culture the Atlantic•South is arctic regions•North is forested jungle regions • It provides an important cultural•West has rugged mountains regions and economic connection for all of South AmericaGEOGRAP HY There are six major regions: •Cuyo & the Andean Northwest •Mesopotamia & the Northeast •Tierra del Fuego •Patagonia and the Lake District •The Pampas •The Chaco
  • 4. GOVERNMENT• Country name: The Argentine •Population: 39,144,753 Republic •Ethnic Make-up: white (mostly Spanish and Italian) 97%, Amerindian, or other non white• Capital is Buenos Aires groups 3%• Government type: Republic• President is elected by popular vote to 4- year term• Cabinet is appointed by the president• Date of independence: July 9, 1816• President is elected by popular vote to a 4 year term• Cabinet is appointed by the president• Supreme Court is appointed by The current president of Argentina is a woman; Christina Fernandez the president with the consent of de Kirchner the Senate
  • 5. 1 cent 5 cents 10 cents 25 cents 50 cents 1 peso2 pesos 5 pesos 10 pesos 20 pesos 50 pesos 100 pesos
  • 6. NATURAL RESOURCES• fertile plains of the pampas• lead• zinc• tin• copper• iron ore• manganese• petroleum• uranium
  • 7. HISTORY• Along with many nomadic tribes people, two main indigenous groups existed in Argentina before the European arrival: Diaguita and Guarani• The first Spaniard to land in Argentina was Juan de Solis• The British attacked Buenos Aires in 1806 and 1807, but Spaniards fought off the attacks• The French captured Spain’s King Ferdinand VIII• Argentina fell completely under the rule of the local viceroyalty, which was highly unpopular. The locals rebelled against the viceroyalty and declared their allegiance to the captive king• By 1816, the division between Argentina and its mother country had become quite apparent, and a party of separatists decided to declare the countrys independence
  • 8. TOURIST ATTRACTIONS • Basílica de La Virgen de Luján  Historical National Monument  The most visited site inside the Basilica is the Virgin Mary • El Tigre Delta  the starting point to hundreds of islands that form the Delta of the Paraná  Also has a Casino and fruit market • Parque de la Costa  An amusement park with rides, mimes, clowns, dancers and laser shows • Casino de Tigre Trilenium  more than 60 gaming tables, roulettes, black jack, slots and a VIP lounge • Colonia del Sacramento  A small city founded by the Portuguese in 1680For more information:
  • 9. • FOOD The most popular meal is "el asado" • Fruits, grains, and vegetables are very or "parrillada", a mixed grill of steaks important in traditional Argentina food and other meat cuts •Argentina fruits and grains are part of a low cholesterol diet• Most of the cities (excluding Buenos Aires) close for lunch time. This is •Fruits and vegetables are sold in large open markets in some parts of Argentina when most people return home to enjoy a large meal. •Alfajores: two round sweet biscuits joined together with dulce de leche or jam and• Traditional lunches in Argentina are covered with powdered sugar. In most long and well developed. alfajores there are two layers of cake, and a filling in between. (Seen below)• Most of the popular food has European roots.• Lots of meats, pastas and breads are included in an Argentina diet.• Dulce de Leche is an Argentina delight. Its made from milk and used in almost all Argentina desserts. Lots of effort is put into the outward texture. Other information and recipe’s found at:
  • 13. WORKS C ITE D• Web Links•••••• Books• Dougherty, Terri. Argentina. San Diego, Calif.: Lucent, 2003. Print.• Frank, Nicole. Argentina. Milwaukee, Wis.: Gareth Stevens Pub., 2000. Print.