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Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding | Argentina , Jamie Dunford | Scoop.it

I love riding horses and I have heard that Argentina is a great place to ride. I have always wanted to go to Argentina and this just makes me wanna go even more. 

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Tourist Attractions

There are many tourist attractions in Argentina. One of the most well known is the capital Buenos Aires. You can also go to a place called the Iguazu falls, which were formed by volcanic eruptions. Mendoza is another great place to visit which is where a lot of the worlds wine comes from. If you are a nature lover you will definately want to check out Iguazu falls and Patagonia where you can see animals of Argentina up close.

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Rosario Carnaval - February 2012 - Argentina

One of the largest celebrations throughout Argentina is "Carnival". This is a celebration just before Lent, the traditional period of fasting that begins about six weeks before Easter. Each region has its own way to celebrate Carnival. In the northern province of Salta, people dress up and dance the zamba and the carnavalito. In the northeastern provinces, people sing songs called chamamé, accompanied by accordions or harps.

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Argentina's Industries

The country is full of industry with Fisheries, mining, and agriculture. The main industry is agriculture. In the agricultural industry they export 85% of the things they produce. The country produce things like bananas and sugar cane. However the main export is the beef.

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Argentina's Typical Food

 

The typical food for Argentina is Carne or meat. Argentina is a large and very developed country that produces and exports beef, grains, and wine.  Argentina is particularly famous for its beef. The asado, an elaborate meal of grilled meat, is one of the most important traditions in this country. Their wine is one of the most well known wines in the world.

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Government of Argentina

They operate under a republic government. This is kinda like Armerica's government with a few differences. They have the 3 branches of the government as well. A republic govenment is simply a govenment that the people elect officials or representatives to make legislative decisions on behalf of them. These elected officials represent the people.

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Currency and Exchange Rate

The Argentine Peso is the currency in Argentina. The Argentine Peso is divided into 100 centavos. This is the equivelant of "cents" or change. An American Dollar gives you 4.82 argentine peso's. An Argentine peso gives you .21 american dollars.

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Argentina's Area

Argentina's Area | Argentina , Jamie Dunford | Scoop.it

This entry includes three different areas. These include land, water, and the total area. Total area is the sum of all land and water areas delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines. Land area is the aggregate of all surfaces delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines, excluding inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, rivers). Water area is the sum of the surfaces of all inland water bodies, such as lakes, reservoirs, or rivers, as delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines.

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Flag of Country

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There are conflicting views on the meaning of the Argentine flag. One theory states that the blue represents the Rio de la Plata, (River of Silver) which is the widest river in the world and that the white represents the metal silver, as the word Argentina originates from the Latin word 'Argentum' which means silver. Early conquerors thought there were large quantities of silver hidden in Argentine's river's banks. Another theory of the Argentine flag colors state that they represent the Bourbon Dynasty of Spain, as Spain colonized Argentina in 1516. Argentina received its independence from the Spanish 300 years later in 1816.

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Country and Capital

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Buenos Aires is the largest city in Argentina. The current city of Buenos Aires was founded on 2 February 1536 by Spanish explorer Pedro de Mendoza. The city was originally a ‘trade city’ with all its big business in trade. The city is obsessed with soccer as well as the rest of the country. The city has the highest number of professional and amateur soccer teams of any city in the world.

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Monster Rainbow trout in Argentina's Jurassic Lake

I love fishing and this is yet again just another reason i wanna go to Argentina. The lake is known for some of the largest Rainbow trout in the world. The lake was once remote and now it has been turned into a fish camp. The fish got there from a small river close to the lake and where no one lived around the lake the fish just kept growing and having more babies.

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Argentina's Largest Tegu

Argentina's Largest Tegu | Argentina , Jamie Dunford | Scoop.it

The reason I picked this is because I love these animals and I have always wanted one. These animals live in different areas of Argentina. Generally staying in the warmer areas of the country but they have benn found in cooler areas as well. They are omnivores and so they can sometimes slip into a garden at night and eat crops which of course can cause problems. 

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Important people

Jennifer Gimenez has done both modeling and acting. Diego Maradona is a famous Argentine soccer legend, and is seen by many as one of the greatest soccer legends ever.Che Guevara is a symbol of revolution, he played an important role in the Cuban Revolution with Fidel Castro, and subsequently served in Castro’s cabinet . Manu Ginobili is a famous Argentine NBA basketball player currently a shooting guard for San Antonio Spurs. Lionel Messi has won FIFA World Player of the Year twice in 2009 and 2010.

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Timeline of Argentina

In 1973 Juan Peron was elected as the president of Argentina. In 1974 Peron dies, his wife, Isabel, who had been vice president became the president. In 1976 Isabel Peron was deposed by a military coup and exiled. In 1982 The Falklands War started with the United Kingdom. In 1982 Argentina surrendered and General Galtieri was removed from office.

 

 

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Argentina's Main Crops

Argentina is well known for producing banana's, and sugar cane. They also produce potatoes, barley, rice, and soy beans. Agriculture has benn on the rise in Argentina since 1990. However in 1999 The crops yielded decreased by 4.7%. Although they are well known for the exports of their crops they are mostly known for the staggering amount of livestock they export.

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Argentina's Religion

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In Argentina there are many different religions. They are pretty much like in America when it comes to religion. Almost 90% of the population is Roman Catholic. However only about 20% go to church regularly.

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Argentina Literacy Rate

Argentina's definition of literacy rate: 

The ability to read and write at a specified age. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons. Low levels of literacy, and education in general, can impede the economic development of a country in the current rapidly changing, technology-driven world.

 
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Argentina's Leader

Argentina's Leader | Argentina , Jamie Dunford | Scoop.it

The president before her was actually her husband. He had won the 2007 election. When his term ended she won the 2012 election. She is the first woman president of Argentina.

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Argentina Demographics Profile 2012

Argentina Demographics Profile 2012 | Argentina , Jamie Dunford | Scoop.it

The population of Argentina is 42,192,494 as of 2011. The racial demographics are white (mostly Spanish and Italian) 97%, mestizo (mixed white and Amerindian ancestry), Amerindian, or other non-white groups 3%.

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Map of Country

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Argentina was originally populated by Indians. The Indians killed Juan Diaz (spanish explorer) of Spain in 1516. Even after his death Spain kept sending people over to Argentina to settle which finally happened in 1580. 200 years later the Spanish combined their influences in Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay into the Viceroyalty of the Rio de la Plata. It soon collaped however because Napolean invaded Spain and overthrew the Spanish monarchy.

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