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Argentina

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

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