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Transcript of ARGENTINA
People living in Argentina are known as Argentines. The population of Argentina is 41.45 million (2013).Argentines are mostly of European origin. Native Argentines make up just 1.4% of the total population.
Argentina has a multi-ethnic culture. Modern Argentine culture has been largely influenced by Italian, Spanish and other European immigration.
The beef is the primary Argentine dish. Vegetables and salads are also eaten by Argentines; tomatoes, onions, lettuce, eggplants, squashes, and zucchini are common side dishes. Italian staples, such as pizza and pasta, are eaten as commonly as beef.
1. Buenos Aires: Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina, and the second-largest metropolitan area in South America. It is located on the western shore of the estuary of the Río de la Plata, on the continent's southeastern coast. Population of Buenos Aires is around fifteen and a half million.Buenos Aires is a top tourist destination,and is known for its European-style architecture and rich cultural life, with the highest concentration of theaters in the world.
The official language of Argentina is spanish. Italian is the second most spoken language.
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2. Mendoza: Mendoza is the capital city of Mendoza Province, in Argentina. It is located in the northern-central part of the province, in a region of foothills and high plains, on the eastern side of the Andes. It is a lodging point for trekkers climbing Mount Aconcagua.
3. Cordoba: Córdoba,capital of Córdoba province, is located at the northern tip of a triangle between Santiago, Chile and Buenos Aires.
The city lies in a fertile, agricultural area, watered by the Primero river, also called Río Suquia, which runs through the city.The province is scenic, with other rivers, lakes and valleys.
4. Mar Del Plata: Mar del Plata is an Argentine city on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, 400 km (249 mi) south of Buenos Aires. Mar del Plata is the second largest city of Buenos Aires Province. Mar del Plata is one of the major fishing ports and the biggest seaside beach resort in Argentina. With a population of 614,350 as per the 2010 census, it is the 7th largest city in Argentina.
5. Salta:Salta, Argentina is a lively city known as the 'capital of the north'. This buzzing place is an exciting stop off point to spend a few days exploring and also a perfectly located base for adventuring around the surrounding areas. Located amidst the Lerma valley, Salta lies 1187 metres above sea level.
1.Buenos Aires Zoo:The Buenos Aires Zoo is an 45-acre zoo in the Palermo district of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Zoo contains 89 species of mammals, 49 species of reptiles and 175 species of birds, with a total of over 2,500 different animals. The institution's goals are to conserve species, produce research and to educate the public.
2.Igazu Falls:Iguazu Falls are waterfalls of the Iguazu River. The falls divide the river into the upper and lower Iguazu. This river runs through a smooth geography until it reaches a series of faults, and suddenly an 80 m. canyon in the Devil's Throat where the water produces a thundering sound and then drains into the Parana river.
3.Perito Moreno Glacier : Located 48 miles from the town of El Calafate. The Perito Moreno Glacier is a huge tourists attraction. The tourists can view the glacier from a small boat on Lake Argentino, or from three viewing areas on land. The Perito Moreno is 30 km (19 mi) in length
4.Mount Fitz Roy: Also known as Monte Fitz Roy or Cerro Fitz Roy, this mountain is located near El Chaltén village. The mountain area is very popular for hiking among tourists who arrive to El Chalten for a day from the nearby city of El Calafate, or for overnight stay. The mountain itself was first climbed in 1952, and remains among the most technically challenging mountains on Earth for mountaineers
5. Bariloche : This small village is known for its chocolate shops, Swiss-style architecture and most of all for the beautiful lakes and snow capped mountains surrounding it.
1.Tango: The tango is the most famous of all Argentinian dances. Although it originated in Buenos Aires, the Argentine tango is now known throughout the world.The Argentine Tango was born in Buenos Aires in the late 1700s and is loved by dancers of all ages.
2. Samba: Once thought of as Argentina's national dance, the samba is a slow dance played mainly on guitar and bombo legüero. The samba is believed to be the as the Dance of Love and performed by couples .
3. Chamame: Chamame is a quite popular and one of Argentina's traditional styles which blends in with the Native American traditions and African beats. Chamame is performed with people dancing in a cheek-to-cheek embrace. This dance originated in the late 19th century in the northeastern region of Corrientes by immigrants from Poland, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Germany.
4.Cuarteto: The cuarteto dance was named after its first performer Cuarteto Leo. The dance is done with dancers moving counter clockwise in a big circle. Dancers gather in a large circle and move counter-clockwise to a rhythm called tunga-tunga.
5.Chacarera: The Chacarera is another popular style which originated in Argentina. This dance goes back to the 19th century and is of folk genre and emerged from north western Argentina. The Chacarera is believed to have originated from the province of Santiago del Estero.
Lionel Messi (born 24 June 1987) is an Argentina football player. He plays for Barcelona and the Argentina national team as a forward or winger. He is one of the best football players of his generation. Messi received several Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year by the age of 22. He started the Leo Messi Foundation which helps children in at-risk situation. Messi also opened a kids park for children living in the hospital at the University hospital in Barcelona. He was announced as the best player in the world in 2014.
The geography of Argentina include 5 major regions, starting with the rain forest areas of the far-northeast along its border with Brazil; the swampy and flat Chaco plain; the fertile (almost treeless) grasslands of the central Pampas; the lengthy plateau of Patagonia , and the Andes Mountains along its western border with Chile.
Major rivers include the Colorado, Negro, Paraguay, Parana, Salado and Uruguay. The Uruguay and Parana flow together before meeting the Atlantic Ocean, forming the basin of the Rio de la Plata.
Argentina is also home to impressive Iguazu Falls, and over 250 additional waterfalls of size.
The Andes in Argentina contain advancing glaciers including the Perito Moreno glacier, as well as Cerro Aconcagua, the tallest mountain in South America.
Landforms and Water bodies