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A simple view of Argentina. Basic facts about a country in south america.

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  1. 1. Country in South America
  2. 2. Where is located? Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic, is a country in South America, bordered by Chile to the west and south, Bolivia and Paraguay to the north and Brazil and Uruguay to the northeast.
  3. 3. Basic Information: Flag Argentina is derived from the Latin argentum (silver). Even though La Plata river doesn’t have any sources of silver, the first Spanish conquerors arrived to the area following rumors of the existence of silver mountains. LANGUAGE: SPANISH (Castellano) Peso
  4. 4. 23 provinces
  5. 5. Capital: Buenos Aires
  6. 6. Climate Iguazu Falls Climate ranges from subtropical in the north to subpolar in the far south. Glazier Perito Moreno
  7. 7. Valle de la Luna Patagonia
  8. 8. Gauchos Pampas
  9. 9. Education School attendance is compulsory between the ages of 5 and 17. The Argentine school system consists of an elementary or lower school level lasting six or seven years, and a secondary or high school level lasting between five to six years
  10. 10. Religion According to the World Christian Database Argentines are: 92.1% Christian, 3.1% agnostic, 1.9% Muslim, 1.3% Jewish, 0.9% atheist, and 0.9% Buddhist and others. Argentine Christians are mostly Roman Catholic with estimates for the number of Catholics varying from 70% to 90% of the population (though perhaps only 20% attend services regularly).
  11. 11. ETHNIC GROUPS Ethnic groups (2011)  White (85%),  Mestizo (11.1%),  Amerindian (1%),  Other (2.9%). POPULATION: (2010 census) 40,117,096
  12. 12. Government: Presidential system, Representative democracy, federal republic. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (president). Casa Rosada
  13. 13. Military Dictatorship The Dirty War, from 1976-1983, was a seven-year campaign by the Argentine government against suspected dissidents and subversives. Many people, both opponents of the government as well as innocent people, were "disappeared" in the middle of the night.."
  14. 14. “Desaparecidos” . They were taken to secret government detention centers where they were tortured and eventually killed. These people are known as "los desaparecidos" or "the disappeared”. This military junta maintained its grip on power by cracking down on anybody whom they believed was challenging their authority. Casualty counts from this war range from 10,000 to 30,000 people.
  15. 15. Madres de Plaza de Mayo
  16. 16. Cultura TANG O Caminito
  17. 17. Food Asado, Parrillada Empanadas Locro
  18. 18. Mate Facturas
  19. 19. SOCCER (futbol) Messi Maradona
  20. 20. FIN