Buenos Aires
Argentina
Tammy Williams
Geography
• Southern South America
bordering the South Atlantic
Ocean between Chile and
Uruguay.
• Total Area: 2,766,890 s...
GEOGRAPHY
Natural resources: Fertile of the Pampas, lead,
zinc, tin, cooper, iron ore, manganese,
petroleum and uranium.
A...
People
• Population mostly made up of immigrants from
Spain and Italy, who came in the late 19th century
and early 20th ce...
PEOPLE
 There is a minority of Germans, Britons, Ukrainians,
Czechs, Poles, Slovenes, Lithuanians, Middle
Easterns, Korea...
• The culture emphasizes the
Spanish and Catholic heritage.
• Some nationalist and populist
sectors see only the gaucho
tr...
• The tango refers to the music, the
lyrics, and the dance that
originated in the lower-class
neighborhoods of Buenos Aire...
 Received their Independence from Spain in 1816.
 After WWII, Peronist Authoritarian rule and
interference in government...
 Buenos Aires depended primarily on trade.
 The capture of Porto Bello by the British
forces fueled the need to foster c...
SOURCES
 Wikipedia
 Encyclopedia Britannica
 About.com
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  1. 1. Buenos Aires Argentina Tammy Williams
  2. 2. Geography • Southern South America bordering the South Atlantic Ocean between Chile and Uruguay. • Total Area: 2,766,890 sq. km • Borders Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. • Climate – Mostly temperate; arid southeast; subantarctic in the southwest. • Rich plains of the Pampas in northern half, flat to rolling plateau of Partagonia in the south; rugged Andes along western border.
  3. 3. GEOGRAPHY Natural resources: Fertile of the Pampas, lead, zinc, tin, cooper, iron ore, manganese, petroleum and uranium. Argentina is the second largest country in South America (after Brazil); strategic location relative to sea lanes between the South Atlantic and the South Pacific Oceans (Strait of Magellan, Beagle Channel, Drake Passage); Cerro Aconcagua is South America’s tallest mountain, while Laguna del Carbon is the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere.
  4. 4. People • Population mostly made up of immigrants from Spain and Italy, who came in the late 19th century and early 20th century. • Argentinians are known as Portenos (people of the port) • Portenos are generally extroverted, sophisticated, animated, yet their attitudes are tinged with pessimism or fatalism about the direction of their country. • Other Latin Americans view Portenos as slightly arrogant or snobbish.
  5. 5. PEOPLE  There is a minority of Germans, Britons, Ukrainians, Czechs, Poles, Slovenes, Lithuanians, Middle Easterns, Koreans, Japanese and Chinese.  Northern Argentina is predominately Mestizo (people of mixed Indian and European ancestry).  Rioplatense Spanish is the dominant language.  Roman Catholicism is the predominant religion of Portenos.  Lunfardo Argot originated in the prison population. Uses words from Italian dialect, from Brazilian Portuguese, from African and Caribbean language and from English.
  6. 6. • The culture emphasizes the Spanish and Catholic heritage. • Some nationalist and populist sectors see only the gaucho tradition. • Ultra-nationalist stress the Arabic origins of gaucho culture. • Conservative elite traced the origins of the national culture to the Roman catholic and Spanish tradition. • In the northwest, the influence of Pre-Columbian Andean indigenous
  7. 7. • The tango refers to the music, the lyrics, and the dance that originated in the lower-class neighborhoods of Buenos Aires city. • Dulce de leche and asado are some of the most important meals in the Argentine diet. • Card games and table games also express how Argentines sometimes view themselves. • They display flags when the country is participating in world soccer cup matches and in war times. • Argentina is know for its writers, they also have an opera house, the Teatro Colon, and dance theater. • There are sixty art galleries in Buenos Aires.
  8. 8.  Received their Independence from Spain in 1816.  After WWII, Peronist Authoritarian rule and interference in governments was followed by a military junta that took power in 1976.  Democracy returned in 1983.  Seaman Juan Diaz de Solis, in the name of Spain, was the first European to reach Rio de la Plata in 1516.  City of Buenos Aires was first established as Ciudad de Nuestra Senora Santa Maria del Buen Ayre (City of Our Lady Saint Mary of the Fair Winds) History
  9. 9.  Buenos Aires depended primarily on trade.  The capture of Porto Bello by the British forces fueled the need to foster commerce via the Atlantic route.  Buenos Aires has been Argentina’s main venue for Liberal and free-trade ideas, and advocated a more Catholic approach to political and social issues.  Besides its fertile Pampas, railroad construction in the second half of the 19th century, increased the economic power of Buenos Aires as raw material flowed into its factories.  By 1920 Buenos Aires was a favored destination for immigrants from Europe, particularly Spain and Italy. History
  10. 10. SOURCES  Wikipedia  Encyclopedia Britannica  About.com

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