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Argentina’s land area of 1,056,640 sq milesThe Land makes Argentina South America’s second largest country behind only _______________. The southern tip reaches just about down to the continent of _________________.
The spectacularThe North ________________ is one of the scenic wonders of the world. Along the northern border, the Iguazu River empties into the _______________ River.
The Andes tower over theThe Andes ________________ part of Argentina. Mount ___________________, with a height of 23,000 feet is the highest mountain is South America. East of the Andes is a region of rolling hills and desert valleys.
Mt. Aconcagua, The Highest Mountain in the Americas
In the center of Argentina are treeless plains known asTreeless Plains _______________ which spread for 500 miles. This land is home to farmers growing grains and ranchers raising livestock. Most of Argentina’s urban areas are located in these plains. More than _________ of the people live here.
Argentina’s major farmAgriculture products are beef, corn, and wheat. Huge _________________, or ranches cover the Pampas. Owners of these ranches hire ___________________, or cowhands/cowboys. These cowhands are the national symbol of Argentina.
-This is called a bolo and itis a weapon that has beenemployed by the Gauchos ofArgentina for many years.-It is typically made of along string with rocks on theend that can be used tostun enemies or animals.-Keep this in mind while youwatch the next video, youwill see a Gauchoperforming for an audiencewith two Bolos.
Argentina is one of theManufacturing most _______________ countries in South America. ________________ is Argentina’s most valuable mineral resource. Argentina’s leading manufactured goods are food products, leather, electrical Equipment, and textiles.
Argentina’sThe People _______________ people live mostly in certain areas of the country. More than 1/3 of the country’s people live in or around ___________________, Argentina’s capital city.
The country has very fewInfluences Native Americans before the arrival of Europeans. In 1816, a general named ______________________ helped Argentina win its freedom from _________________. During the late 1800s and early 1900s, some of Argentina’s people grew wealthy from industry and the raising of livestock.
Argentina Argentines are mostly Today of _________________ ancestry. The official language of Argentina is ___________________. 86% of Argentina’s people live in cities. Just about 5 million people live in Argentina’s capital, ____________________.