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  • 1. Argentina By: Stephanie, Katie, and Savahna
  • 2. Argentina
    • Located In South America (Welcome, 1)
    • Population 40.482 Million People (Central, 1)
    • Federation of 23 provinces
    • Largest country in South America (land)
    • 8 th largest country in the world
    • Runs between the Andes Mountain range (west) and Atlantic Ocean (east & south)
    • The official name is Argentine Republic (United, 1)
  • 3. Government
    • Each province has their own elected governor, legislature, and its own judicial system. (Central, 1)
    • Type: republic (Central, 1)
    • Capital: Buenos Aires (Central,1)
    • Constitution was made on May 1 st , 1853; amended many times, starting in 1860. (Central, 1)
    • Legal system: mixture of US and west European legal system, was not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction. (Central, 1)
  • 4. Human Development Index Rank
    • Life expectancy at birth is 74.8 years (Human, 1)
    • Adult literacy rate (ages 15 & over) is 97.2% (Human, 1)
    • HDI Value 0.869 (Human, 1)
  • 5. Culture
    • Location: South America
    • Climate: mostley temperate; arid in southeast sub-Antarctic in Southwest
    • Ethnic make up; white (mostly Spanish and Itallian) 97% Mestizo, Amerindian, or other non white groups 3%
    • Language: The official language is Spanish, but Argentineans Spanish is different from the Spanish spoken in Spain
  • 6. Environmental Issues
    • Disappearances of forests, since 1914 nearly two thirds of the forests will be gone by 2024 (Foundation, 1)
    • From 1985, sulfer dioxide in atmosphere has increased 140% (Foundation, 1)
    • Increase in pesticides (Foundation, 1)
    • In 1914 there were 105 million hectares of land, in 2005 there are only 33 million hectares. (Foundation, 1)
    • Poor water and air quality (Foundation, 1)
    • Soil degradation (Foundation, 1)
    • The burning of their forests generates more greenhouse gasses than motor vehicles (Foundation, 1)
    • In the Jujuy Province, 59% of kids have an unhealthy amount of lead in their blood (Foundation, 1)
  • 7. Social Issues
    • The Argentine population has one of the lowest growth rates in Latin America (1.05%) (United, 1)
    • Mal-nutrtion problems; a lot of people suffer from this (Hobo, 1)
    • People live off government money for years because of unemployment benefits (Hobo, 1)
  • 8. Bibliography
    • Government . Infoplease. 30 Jan. 2009 <http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/world/A0856691.html>.
    • Environmental Issues in Argentina . FSD. 30 Jan. 2009 <http://www.fsdinternational.org/?q=ntlopps/country/argentina/environment>.
    • Argentina . Wikipedia. 30 Jan. 2009 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/argentina>.
    • Argentina . CIA. 30 Jan. 2009 <https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ar.html>.
    • 2007/2008 Human Development Report . UNDP. 30 Jan. 2009 <http://hdrstats.undp.org/countries/data_sheets/cty_ds_ARG.html>.
    • Argentina . Flag Counter. 30 Jan. 2009 <http://flagcounter.com/factbook/ar>.
    • Where We Are . Welcome Argentina. 30 Jan. 2009 <http://www.welcomeargentina.com/donde/index_i.html>.
    • Provinces of Argentina . Wikipedia. 30 Jan. 2009 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provinces_of_Argentina>.
    • Argentina . U.S. Department of State. 30 Jan. 2009 <http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/26516.htm>.
    • Argentina Social Issues . Hobo Traveler. 30 Jan. 2009 <http://www.hobotraveler.com/so_argentina-social-issues.php>.