Country name: Argentina

  • Population: 40.6 million (UN, 2010)
  • Capital: Buenos Aires (approximately half the population live in and around the Buenos Aires area)
  • Area: 1.1 million square miles
  • Major language: Spanish
  • Major Religion: Christianity
  • Currency: 1 Argentinian peso = 100 centavos
  • Main exports: food and live animals, mineral fuels, cereals, machinery
  • Internet domain: .ar
  • International dailling code: +54
  • Climate: Argentina stretches 4,000 km from its sub-tropical north to its sub-Antarctic south, i.e. The further north you are, the warmer it is and the further south you are, the colder it is!

Lewis the Lion discovered that Argentina is famous for many things, notably:

  • Its many different landscapes such as jungle, mountains, glaciers and grasslands!
  • Tango dancing and music
  • Many sports like football, rugby and polo
  • Its ranches, farming and vineyards
  • Steaks, maté and dulce de leche
  • Active political life
  • It’s the eighth largest country in the world
  • It’s strong European influences thanks to generations of immigration from Europe

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