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Life expectancy

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Average life expectancy in Argentina is 76 years. The average life expectancy in the US is only about 78. There similar. In a male its 73 years on average and a female is 80 years on average in Argentina.

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Wine

Argentina is one of the leading producers of wines. Ever since the 16th century. It has approximately 1800 wineries currently.  They drink wine for lots of there lunches. Its very poplular in Argentina.

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weather

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On November 23rd, 2012 it is currently 72 degrees farienheit. 8 mile per hour winds. 64% humidity. 59% dew point.

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3 famous people

The most famous Argentine is José de San Martín (1778–1850), known as the Protector of the south, who was principally responsible for freeing southern South America from the Spanish yoke.The most famous Argentine scientist, Bernardo Alberto Houssay (1887–1971), was awarded the 1947 Nobel Prize in medicine for his work on diabetes. Che is a symbol of revolution, he played an important role in the Cuban Revolution with Fidel Castro.

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holiday

In Argentina they have whats known as Feliz Navidad. This is Christmas in America. It's celebrated December 25th, the same as the US. They get together and eat supper and sing as dance as a family and open gifts. Its basically the same as our Christmas. 

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Typical Argentine Meal

This is a typical Argentine lunch. They are drinking wine. They have olives and lots if bread. Two different types of meats are served and the green that looks like spinach is actually a type of salad. Its different from the United states because here we would just be use to eating a little ham and cheese sandwich.

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Type of Government

Argentina type of government is a Republic. Hint as to where and why they recieved the name Argentine Republic. This means they (the people) elect deputies (representatives), not the people themselves, and vote on legislation. The Federal Government of Argentina is lead by the President. Argentina returned to the 1853 Constitution which was further amended in 1994.

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Currency & Exchange rate

Currency & Exchange rate | Argentina, Kelsey Brown | Scoop.it

There are 1 cent, 5 cents, 10 cents, 25 cents,  50 cents and 1 peso coins. The 5, 10, 25 and 50 cent coins have two versions: silver plated and golden. Paper money comes in denominations of: $2, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100. One peso is worth about 9 cents in american money. In Argentina with one peso you can can buy a piece of gum, but with ten you and a friend can eat at an excellent restaurant.

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Area

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In terms of area, Argentina is the second largest country of South America after Brazil. Its the 8th largest country in the world. The country's provinces are divided in 7 zones regarding climate and terrain. Argentina is a world leader in setting voluntary greenhouse gas targets.

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Flag of country

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The national flag of Argentina is a triband, composed of three equally wide horizontal bands colored light blue, white and light blue. There are multiple interpretations on the reasons for those colors. The full flag featuring the sun is called the Official Ceremonial Flag. The flag without the sun is considered the Ornamental Flag. Both versions are considered the national flag, but the ornamental version must always be below the Official Ceremony Flag.

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Country Name and Capital

Country Name and Capital | Argentina, Kelsey Brown | Scoop.it

Argentina inow known as the Republic of Argentina. Argentina is located in Southern South America bordering the south Atlantic ocean between Chile and Uruguay. Its Capital is Buenos Aires. It houses the National Government Offices, the Legislative Chambers and Judicial Powers. One of the most interesting attractions of Buenos Aires is it's architecture.

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Tallest Mountain

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 The tallest mountain in Argentina is called "Aconcagua" .Aconcagua is the highest peak in both the Western and Southern Hemispheres. The mountain has a number of glaciers. Aconcagua is technically an easy mountain if approached from the north. Although the effects of altitude are severe.

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Tango Argentina

Dancing is famous around the world. Alot of music and dancing involves alot of cultural differnces. In argentina Tango is very popular. You have two people and its a fast rythm and you dance, mostly couples or sometimes a father daughter thing.

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Tourist Attractions

Mendoza is famous for its wine that it produces. Usuaia is said to be very popular for outdoor activities. Iguazu Falls was created by volcanic irruptoins leaving amazing waterfalls some even bigger than Niagra Falls. Patagonia has incrediably diverse landscape. Lastly Buenos Aires which is the capital of Argentina.

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History Timeline Of Argentina

History Timeline Of Argentina | Argentina, Kelsey Brown | Scoop.it

In 1580 Buenos Aires was established. In 1810 the king of spain was overthrown. 1816 Argentina claimed there independence. 1956 the constitution was restored. 1973 Juan Peron was elected for president. Peron dies in 1974. 

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Typical Crop/ Agriculture

Since the early 1990s, agricultural production has increased dramatically. The main crops include bananas, barley, potatoes, rice, sugar cane, soy beans and soy bean oil, corn, wheat, lemon juice, and sunflower seed oil. On average, each year Argentina produces about 200,000 tons of cotton, although the domestic market only uses about 80,000 tons. The main livestock products include beef and veal, chicken, duck, goose, horse, lamb, pork, and turkey.

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Argentina Religion

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The Catholic religion played a very important part in politics and law. Before changes were made to the Constitution in 1994, the two top leaders of Argentina had to be Roman Catholic. Today, although officially 90% of Argentinians are Roman Catholic, fewer than 20% attend church regularly. Most go for weddings, funerals and major feast days. Even though the Constitution states that the federal government is Roman Catholic, it also guarantees freedom of religion for all. Argentina has many Jews and Muslims, as well as members of Russian, Greek and Syrian Orthodox churches and Protestant denominations.

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Literacy rate

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To be literate means to be able to read and write over the age of 15. Schooling and education is required until the age of 15 in Argentina. The Literacy rate in adult females in Argentina was 97.74 in 2009. The Literacy rate in adult males in Argentina was 97.71 in 2009. The Primary completion rate in Argentina was 105.97 in 2009.

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President or Leader

The president is Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. She's been in office since 2007. On October 23, 2011, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was easily re-elected for a second term.

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Population and demographics

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The Population density is 15 persons per square kilometer of land area, well below the world average of 50 persons. The population growth rate in 2008 was estimated to be 0.92% annually, with a birth rate of 16.32 live births per 1,000 inhabitants and a mortality rate of 7.54 deaths per 1,000 inhabitants. Argentina's population has long had one of Latin America's lowest birth rates and population growth rates (recently, about 1% a year).  In 2010 World Population Prospects the total population was 40,412,000 in 2010, compared to only 17,150,000 in 1950.

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Map of country

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Argentina has a total area of 2766890 square kilometers (1068296 square miles). Its not as big as Russia. Argentina has 23 provincial capital cities. Buenos Aires being the main one. Argentina is in South America.

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