Argentina.
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My Summary.

In doing this project, I have found out a lot of intersting things about Buenos Aires. I would love to travel there someday! There are many beautiful things to be seen there. Especially the Colon Theatre. I would love to watch something there. I also like La Casa Rosada instead of our old boring La Casa Blanco. I would also love to eat the food there. I would also like to know more about their holidays by going there in the future.  

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Weather.

The month of December has gradually rising daily high temperatures. Daily highs increasing from 78F to 81F over the course of the month. Exceeding 87F or dropping below 71F only one day in ten. So basically, our winter is their spring. And when it's cold here its warm there.

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Important People.

One famous and important person in Argentina's history is José de San Martín (1778–1850). He was known as the Protector of the South, who was mainly responsible for freeing southern South America from the Spanish yoke. Next is José Hernández (1834–86). One of the first Argentine literary figures to use the uncultured language of the gaucho in his writings, is the author of Martín Fierro, considered the greatest of gaucho poems. Finally, there's the most famous Argentine scientist, Bernardo Alberto Houssay (1887–1971). He was awarded the 1947 Nobel Prize in medicine for his work on diabetes.

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Important Dates in Argentine History.

1438 - 1535: The Inca Empire & Civilization. 1580: Buenos Aires was established. 1810: Overthrow of the king of Spain by Napoleon. 1812: Jose de San Martin led the Argentinean fight against Spain for Independence. July 9, 1816: Argentina officially declared their independence from Spain. 1853: Argentina became a republic after adopting a constitution. 

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Typical Crop/Agriculture.

I have found that there are several crop/agriculture plants. Cotton, sugar cane, soybeans, and corn. Argentina produces up to 200,000 pounds of cotton each year. Although they only use about 80,000 pounds of that on the domestic market.Total crop production in 1999 was 70.68 million metric tons. The largest crop yields were sugar cane at 19.4 million metric tons, soybeans at 18 million metric tons, wheat at 14.5 million metric tons, and corn at 13.18 million metric tons.

 

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Religion.

Mainly Roman Catholicism. Catholicism was brought by Italians, and other European immigrants. It started a long time ago. And is surprisingly still around in Buenos Aires. Number one religion.
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Literacy Rate.

For Argentina most 15 year olds (and older) are able to read. 97.20% of the total population. 97.10% of girls can read. 97.10% of boys can read. Spanish is their official language.
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President.

Argentina's president is Christina Fernandez. She lives in "La Casa Rosada". It's the Pink Mansion. It's like our White House. It's located in Buenos Aires.
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Population & Demographics.

Has a population of 36,260,130 inhabitants, of which 1,527,320, or 4.2%, were born there origanally. The population growth rate in 2008 was estimated to be about 0.917% a year. Theres also a birth rate of about 16.32 live births per 1,000 people. Also a mortality rate of about 7.54 deaths per 1,000 people. As of 2008, the total population is 40,301,927 habitants.

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Buenos Aires (the capital)

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Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina, and the second-largest metropolitan area in South America. It's one of the most important cities in Latin America. It is home to the National Government Offices, the Legislative Chambers and Judicial Powers, the forces of defense and security, and the diplomatic missions (maintains relations with the country). Located in the center of the eastern coast of Argentina, Buenos Aires borders with Cordoba, La Pampa, Rio Negro, Entre Rios, and Santa Fe. It is one of the biggest cities in the world; the number of people living in it is somewhere around 14 million.

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My 4 Fun Facts!

-When Argentine children lose a baby tooth, they will put it under their pillow at night. During the night, a little mouse called "El Raton Perez" will come and take the tooth, and leave some coins. Like our tooth fairy. 

-Buenos Aires has the second largest Jewish population (over 300,000) after New York.

-Llamas are good at climbing mountains. People in the Andes use them to carry things. They also make warm blankets and ponchos from the llama's wool. Llama meat is also common in many dishes in the Northern Andean region of the country. 

-Argentinians pull on the earlobes of the birthday boy or girl for each year of their birthday. 

(I FOUND THIS ON MY FUN FACT APP).

 

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Tourist Attractions.

The Colon Theatre is the opera house of Buenos Aires. It is one of the best lyric houses in the world. It is also renowed for its Classical Music seasons. Cerrito 618. There are guided tours and performances from March to November. There are also many ballets performed each year.

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Important Holidays.

January 1st: New Year. March 24th: Truth and Justice Memorial Day. April 2nd: Veteran's and Malvina's Day. May 1st: Workers' Day. May 25th: First Independent Government's Day.

July 9th: Independence Day. December 8th: Virgin Mary's Day. December 25th: Christmas.

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Important Industries.

Some major industries in Argentina are beef, corn, wheat; chemical, textile, machine industries; mining of oil,coal, and lead. Mining: The Andean Mountains provide Argentina with rich mineral deposits. Some of the minerals which are being mined at present are, copper, tin, lead, zinc, gold, silver, and uranium. The main exploitation of copper and gold is an Australian venture.

Gas and Oil: are important resources being increasingly exported to the neighboring countries and to the world market.

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Typical Food in Buenos Aires.

This is an empanada. This is one typical food I found that they eat in Argentina. They are made with chicken or beef. They can have many spices. The ones that I have had are quite tasty!

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Type of Government.

Argentina operates under the form of Federal Republic. A state in which powers of the central government are restricted. In which the component parts (states, colonies, or provinces). This retains a degree of self-government. Ultimate powers rest within the voters.
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Currency & Exchange Rate.

The currency in Argentina is an Argentine Peso. 1 Argentine Peso equals $0.21 in US dollars. So basically, they are less fortunate. It's continues to decrease. 5-10 cents a year it decreases.
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Area of Buenos Aires.

Buenos Aires is 78.5 sq miles. About 203.3 km. That's about 39 Taylorsvilles. It's not very big. But it's big compared to us!
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The Flag.

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Argentina's flag is a light blue and white with a yellow "Sun of May" in the center.

This flag was adopted on February 12, 1812, four years before Argentina declared independence from Spain (1816). The "Sun of May" design was added to the flag in 1818.

The blue and white colors were chosen by Manuel Belgrano, the leader of the Argentinian revolution against Spain, and represent the blue sky parting to reveal white clouds, as is said to have happened when the Liberation demonstration began in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on May 25, 1810. Argentina's Flag Day is celebrated on 20th June, the anniversary of Belgrano's death.

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Map of Argentina

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The Argentine Republic covers almost all of South America south of the Tropic of Capricorn and east of the Andes. It has a long Atlantic coastline stretching from Uruguay and the River Plate to Tierra del Fuego. Chile and the Andes mountains are to the west, and Bolivia, Paraguay and Brazil are to the north. Argentina also claims the Falkland Islands (known as the Islas Malvinas in Argentina), South Georgia, the South Sandwich Islands and some of Antarctica. The climate varies from sub-tropical in the Chaco region of the north to sub-arctic in Patagonia, generally with constant summer rainfall. Temperatures in Buenos Aires normally range between 41°F and 84°F.

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