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Transcript of Argentina
Southwest - very cold, dry and sub-Antarctic climate Languages Argentina's official language is Spanish but it's not like Spanish spoken in Spain. In many ways it sounds like Italian.
Other languages are spoken like Italian, German, English, and French Cuisine Argentina in particularly famous for its beef Its food in influenced by Europe: Spanish style dishes, Italian pastas and pizzas, and French pastries. But Argentina added their own unique style, making it their own. Famous People Jennifer Gimenez - American model, actress and reality television personality Olivia Hussey - Argentinian actress. Best known for her role in Romeo and Juliet Places Iguazú Falls - waterfalls of the Iguazu River Merdoza Province - Wine Country Perito Moreno Glacier - one of the most important tourist attractions Events Buenos Aires Tango Festival
The Buenos Aires Tango Festival began with the "milonga", a traditional Spanish dance which eventually became a tango. The dance is commonly done in clubs, dance halls and the streets during the festival. Symbols Culture Modern Argentine culture has been largely influenced by European immigration, although there are lesser elements of Amerindian and African influences. Buenos Aires, its cultural capital, is largely characterized by both the people of European descent, and of imitations of European styles in architecture. History 1438 - 1535: The Inca Empire & Civilization
1516 - Juan Diaz de Solis became the first European to enter Argentina in search of gold.
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
1816 - 9 July: Argentina officially declared their independence from Spain
1853 - Argentina became a republic after adopting a constitution
1943 - Juan Peron rises to power
1947 - Juan Peron elected President and Evita assumes the role of First Lady of Argentina
1952 - July 26: Evita dies of cancer
1960 - Peron marries Isabel Martinez
1974 - Peron dies. His wife, Isabel, who had been vice president became the president
1976 - March 24: Isabel Peron was deposed by a military coup and exiled
1982 - April: The Falklands War started with the United Kingdom
1982 - 14 June: Argentina surrendered
1992 - Argentina introduces a new currency, the peso, which is pegged to the US dollar
2008 - Two former generals are sentenced to life imprisonment for their actions during the period of Argentina's military rule - known as the Dirty War - during the 1970s and 1980s.
2012 - Former military rulers Jorge Videla and Reynaldo Bignone are sentenced to long prison terms for overseeing the theft of babies from political prisoners during military rule in 1976-1983. Facts Argentina means "land of silver" When invited to a party arrive 30 to 45 minutes Created by Tia Senger Work Cited "8 Great Places to Visit in Argentina | A Gringo in Buenos Aires." Gringo In Buenos Aires. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Apr. 2013. <http://www.gringoinbuenosaires.com/places-visit-argentina/>.
"History Timeline Of Argentina." History Timelines. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 Apr. 2013. <http://www.history-timelines.org.uk/places-timelines/04-history-timeline-of-argentina.htm>.
"Interesting Facts & Information: tourism, travel, culture, language, business, people. Â» Blog Archive Â» Argentina Famous People." The Translation Agency for complete Professional Translation Services. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Apr. 2013. <http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/articles/argentina/argentina-famous-people/5074>.
"Language in Argentina." Argentina. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 Apr. 2013. <http://www.argentour.com/en/argentina/language_in_argentina.php>.
MLA formatting by BibMe.org. Flag Coat of Arms Day of the Gaucho
Day of the Gaucho (Cowboy) is an annual event which takes place in the Pampas, which is south of Buenos Aires. Various cowboy related activities take place including folk songs and dance, horsemanship displays and other country skills.