Argentina Joshua M. Holloway
Geography   (It’s Place and Shape in the Universe)• 2nd largest South American country by land• 8th largest Country in the...
Geography (Four Major Regions)• Central plains of the Pampas:   Source of Argentina’s agricultural wealth• Oil-rich southe...
Geography (Major rivers and lakes)• Rivers: Parana(largest), Pilcomayo, Paraguay,  Bermejo, Colorado, Río Negro, Salado, a...
The People (demographics)• Currently 40,091,394+ million  people in Argentina• 3rd in total population for South  America;...
People (ethnography)• Considered a Country of Immigrants• Most people descended from colonial-era  settlers & 19th and 20t...
People (religion)     • Constitution guarantees       freedom though gov’t       must support       Catholicism       econ...
History (beginnings)• Earliest evidence of humans in  Argentina dates from 11,000 B.C. (found  in Patagonia)• Diaguitas, H...
History (science)• Dr. Luis Agote  oversees the first safe  and effective blood  transfusion (1914)                       ...
History (Argentine war of                independence)• Fought from 1810 to 1818• Argentine Patriotic forces fought  again...
Works cited• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argentina• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argentine_War  _of_Independence
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Country report i

  1. 1. Argentina Joshua M. Holloway
  2. 2. Geography (It’s Place and Shape in the Universe)• 2nd largest South American country by land• 8th largest Country in the world• A recognized Middle Power; Latin America’s third largest economy
  3. 3. Geography (Four Major Regions)• Central plains of the Pampas: Source of Argentina’s agricultural wealth• Oil-rich southern plateau of the Patagonia• Sub-tropical northern flats of the Gran Chaco• Andes mountain range which creates the border to Chile
  4. 4. Geography (Major rivers and lakes)• Rivers: Parana(largest), Pilcomayo, Paraguay, Bermejo, Colorado, Río Negro, Salado, and the Uruguay• Lakes include: Argentino, Viedma, Nahuel Huapi, Fagnan, Colhué Huapi, and Musters• Largest fresh-water oil spill caused by a Shell tanker in the Rio de la Plata estuary
  5. 5. The People (demographics)• Currently 40,091,394+ million people in Argentina• 3rd in total population for South America; 33rd globally• Growing at a 1% rate/year• Life expectancy = 76.7• Median age = 30
  6. 6. People (ethnography)• Considered a Country of Immigrants• Most people descended from colonial-era settlers & 19th and 20th century European Immigrants• Mostly from Italy and Spain
  7. 7. People (religion) • Constitution guarantees freedom though gov’t must support Catholicism economically • 70-90% Roman Catholics • 11% non-religious • Growing number of Mormons
  8. 8. History (beginnings)• Earliest evidence of humans in Argentina dates from 11,000 B.C. (found in Patagonia)• Diaguitas, Huarpes, Saniverones indegenous findings• Pampas and Patagonia dominated by nomadic cultures• Guarani developed a culture based of yucca, sweet potatoes, and yerba mate
  9. 9. History (science)• Dr. Luis Agote oversees the first safe and effective blood transfusion (1914) • Dr. Luis Federico Leloir and his staff toast to his 1970 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
  10. 10. History (Argentine war of independence)• Fought from 1810 to 1818• Argentine Patriotic forces fought against royalist forces loyal to the Spanish Crown• Patriotic leaders included Manuel Belgrano, Jaun Jose Castelli, and Jose San De Martin.• Conclusion: Argentine Declaration of Independence
  11. 11. Works cited• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argentina• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argentine_War _of_Independence

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