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Argentina, by Nikki & Chloe L.

  1. 1. Argentina, What a country By: Chloe Lipman and Nikki Wellner
  2. 2. Country Location <ul><li>Located in South America </li></ul><ul><li>Argentina is in the southern part of South America </li></ul><ul><li>The neighboring countries are Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, Falkland Islands, Chile, Bolivia and so many more. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Population <ul><li>Argentina has a low demographic density. </li></ul><ul><li>There are 36 million people in Argentina. </li></ul><ul><li>85% of Argentina’s people are not from the country, but live there. </li></ul><ul><li>There are also mixed races of European and Indian </li></ul><ul><li>88% of the Federal Capital lives in the cities, 22% lives in the rural areas. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Capital Cities and Other Major Cities <ul><li>The main cities are Santa Cruz, Mendoza, Rio Grande, Córdoba, La Plata, Rosario, and many more. </li></ul><ul><li>The capital city is Buenos Aires </li></ul>
  5. 5. Land <ul><li>One of the main rivers in Argentina is the Correntoso River </li></ul><ul><li>Two of the main mountains are the Andes and the Cerro Acongagua </li></ul><ul><li>Also one of the main waterfalls is the Iguazu Falls </li></ul>
  6. 6. Economy <ul><li>Argentina’s economy has been growing by 9% </li></ul><ul><li>Private sector employers have given many people over 3 million jobs. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Government <ul><li>Argentina has a republic government The president now is Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner </li></ul>
  8. 8. History <ul><li>Argentina gained it’s independence on July 9 th , 1825. </li></ul><ul><li>A dictator named Juan Peron was a bad man and he ruled Argentina until 1974 when he was executed. </li></ul><ul><li>He was married to a famous woman named Eva Peron. </li></ul><ul><li>Argentina has had a lot of history and it still is known to Argentina today. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Pictures for History
  10. 10. Culture- Theater <ul><li>Buenos Aires has approximately 100 cinemas and 90 theatres </li></ul><ul><li>The Colon Theatre, which is among the best three lyrical theatres music of the city of Buenos Aires is the world-famous tango. </li></ul><ul><li>There is a major theatrical activity in Latin America </li></ul><ul><li>The Colon Theater stand out for it’s arquitecture and its perfect acoustics </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  11. 11. Culture-Holidays <ul><li>National Immovable Holidays </li></ul><ul><li>NEW YEAR January 1st </li></ul><ul><li>HOLLY FRIDAY March/April </li></ul><ul><li>WORKER'S DAY May 1st </li></ul><ul><li>FIRST PATRIOTIC GOVERNMENT ANNIVERSARY May 25th </li></ul><ul><li>NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE DAY July 9th </li></ul><ul><li>RACE DAY October 12th </li></ul><ul><li>IMMACULATE CONCEPTION December 8th </li></ul><ul><li>CHRISTMAS December 25th </li></ul><ul><li>National Movable Holidays </li></ul><ul><li>VETERAN DAY AND DOWNFALLENS OF MALVINAS WAR April 2 </li></ul><ul><li>FLAG'S DAY June 20th </li></ul><ul><li>GENERAL SAN MARTIN DEATH ANNIVERSARY August 17th </li></ul><ul><li>Optative Immovable Holidays </li></ul><ul><li>HOLLY THURSDAY March/April </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  12. 12. Culture- Food <ul><li>Argentine food is asado (barbecue: meat cooked over live coals), </li></ul><ul><li>appart from empanadas ( a sort of turnover meat pie or pastry that comes with a variety of other stuffings), </li></ul><ul><li>tamales ( a dish made of corn meal, chicken or meat wrapped in corn husks), </li></ul><ul><li>humita (dish made of grated corn, sweet peppers and tomatoes wrapped in the green leaves of corn) </li></ul><ul><li>locro ( dish made of meat, potato, pumpkin, corn and sweet pepper). </li></ul><ul><li>Also they have vegetables, spices and much more different varieties of food that no one can name them all </li></ul><ul><li>One more thing they have is dishes made with pastas </li></ul><ul><li>For dessert they have many things but one thing everyone eats is churros </li></ul>
  13. 13. Culture- Food <ul><li>Although, because Argentina migrated these cuisines are international so they don’t only belong to Argentina </li></ul><ul><li>They belong to Spanish, Italian, French, German, Scandinavian, Greek, English, Sweddish, Hungarian, Dutch, Chilean, Mexican, Basque, Jewish, Russian, Ukranian, Chinese, Japanese, Thailander and Arabian. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Culture <ul><li>Argentina's cultural roots are mainly Europeans. </li></ul><ul><li>That plays a big part in Argentina. </li></ul>