Introduction Argentina is a country in South America. Argentina is the worlds eighth largest country, covering an area of 2.8 million square km. Argentina possesses some of the worlds tallest mountains, expansive deserts, and impressive waterfalls, with the diversity of the land ranging from wild, remote areas .It’s Capital City is, Buenos Aires. Argentina is bordered by Chile to the west and south, Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, and Brazil and Uruguay to the northeast.
Contd… Total Area:1,068,302 (sq miles), 2,766,890 (sq kilometers) Land Area:1,056,642 (sq miles), 2,736,690 (sq kilometers) Water Area:11,660 (sq miles), 30,200 (sq kilometers) Land Boundaries:6,006 (miles), 9,665 (kilometers) Irrigated Land:5,985 (sq miles), 15,500 (sq kilometers) Coastline:1,926 (sq miles), 4,989 (sq kilometers) Natural Resources: fertile plains of the pampas, lead, zinc, tin, copper, iron ore, manganese, petroleum, uranium Literacy Rate Total Population:97.20% Independence:9 July 1816 (from Spain) National Holiday: Revolution Day, 25 May (1810)
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FactsheetArgentina is a country with a vibrant, rich culture influenced by its diverse population and proud heritage. This unique culture stems from Argentina’s strong European ties mixed with indigenous people of South America. Official name – Argentine Republic Population – 40,913,584 aproxx Currency – Argentinean peso (ARS) Capital city – Buenos Aires GDP – purchasing power parity $575.6 billion GDP Per Capita – purchasing power parity $14,200 Climate: mostly temperate; arid in southeast; sub Antarctic in southwest
History of the Country Human habitation of the Americans is accepted 30000 years ago. Ancestors Amerindians reached southern South America around 10,000BC. One of the oldest and most impressive archaeological sites in Argentina is Cueva de las Manos in Patagonia where cave paintings, mostly of left hands, from 7370 BC. The Pampas was later inhabited by the Querandi, who were hunters and gatherers, and by the Guarani, who were agriculturalists. In the northwest, there were several indigenous groups, who practiced agriculture in the valleys of the eastern Andean foothills. The Spanish came in the mid 1500’s looking for silver. The country’s oldest permanent settlement is Santiago del Estero, which was founded in 1551.
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Greetings And Address A standard handshake, with direct eye contact and a welcoming smile will suffice. Maintaining eye contact indicates interest. In general, Argentines prefer third-party introductions, so you should wait for your host or hostess to introduce you to others at a small gathering. When leaving, say good-bye to each person individually
Appointment and Punctuality Appointments are necessary and should be made 1 to 2 weeks in advance, preferably by e-mail or telephone. Avoid January and February, which are their vacation times; the middle weeks of July, and during the 2 weeks before and after Christmas. You should arrive on time for meetings, although the person you are meeting may not be punctual.
Contd… Do not immediately begin discussing business. Small talk helps establish a rapport. The person you are meeting with may accept telephone calls and attend to other business while you are there. Have all printed material available in both English and Spanish. Decisions are not reached at meetings. Meetings are for discussion and to exchange ideas
Business Etiquettes Argentines expect to deal with people of similar status. Hierarchy is important. Decisions are made at the top of the company. They prefer face-to-face meetings rather than by telephone or in writing, which are seen as impersonal. Avoid confrontation. Argentines do not like publicly admitting they are incorrect.
What to Wear..? Business attire is formal and conservative, yet stylish. Men should wear dark coloured , conservative business suits. Women should wear elegant business suits or dresses.
Business Card Etiquettes Business cards are given without formal ritual. Have one side of your business card translated into Spanish. Present your business card so the Spanish side faces the recipient.
Gift Giving Etiquettes If invited to dinner at an Argentines home bring a small gift for the hostess. Since taxes on imported spirits are extremely high, a bottle of imported spirits is always well received. Do not give knives or scissors as they indicate a desire to sever the relationship. Gifts are opened immediately.
Challenges Faced By Indian’s while working with / in Argentina ReligionUnderstanding each others religion because of communication gap like inIndia we follow dharmic religion which was originated from Indiansubcontinent, where as in Argentina 70% of the population are Romancatholic religious festivals in the north-western provinces feature Catholicicons in ancient Andean indigenous ceremonies. LanguageArgentina 40 languages are spoken some are Quechua, German, Yiddish etcbut mostly used Spanish language. In India generally Hindi, Punjabi andEnglish language is spoken.
Culture In Argentina culture vary from geography to geography and full mixture of ethnic group where as in Indian culture, values and way of life differ from people to people. European styles all the architecture, cinema and galleries are abundant. Where as in India we are still maintaining our culture all the diverse culture such as Indian yoga and Indian cuisine have a profound impact around the world
Cuisine Indian’s have wide variety of regional cuisine native to India. Giving the range of diversity of soil type. Indian cuisine we use:-spices, herbs, vegetable and fruits. Most of the Indian food are influenced by the religious and cultural choices. Argentine cuisine may be described as:-combination of Italian and Spanish cousin. As the agricultural products are abundant in the country they consume meat item mostly like beef, pork, lamb etc and frequently fast food item.
Thank you (India)GRACIAS (Spanish)Aguyje (Guarani)Urpichay sonqoy(Quechua)