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Travelogue: Argentina

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- 1924 days ago -
A very good photo journey through Argentina.


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Kit B (276)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 7:36 am
Map: Argentina

We began this journey following an alphabetical order, unfortunately finding a good updated set of photos for Angola is not as easy as I had hoped. Please spend a few minutes touring Argentina.

Located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Andes Mountain Range, Argentina is the second largest country by land area in South America. Argentina is a land of natural beauty, a thriving economy, cosmopolitan cities, and a fascinating culture and history. The country is one of the major Latin American powers and is the largest Spanish speaking nation in the world, making it a major international force. Five facts about Argentina are listed below.

5 Facts You Might Not Know

1 Argentina is comprised of twenty-three provinces of varying sizes. Among these provinces there are treaties which form the provinces into four federal regions: Argentine Greater North Region, Center Region, New Cuyo Region, and the Patagonic Region.

2 The etymology of the word Argentina is derived from the Spanish word argento, meaning silver. The names was first used formally in an 1826 national constitution, but the original use of the word is traced back to a poem published in 1602.

3 After Spanish, the second most widely spoken language in Argentina is Italian. There are also significant numbers of Arabic and German speakers in the country and English is currently taught in most schools as a second language. Indigenous communities in Argentina use their own regional dialects or original languages, such as Quechua.

4 Fewer than ten percent of Argentina's residents live in rural areas and half of the country's population live in the ten major metropolitan areas. The cities tend to be very cosmopolitan since most Europeans who immigrate to Argentina settle in the cities. The country's largest city, Buenos Aries, has a metropolitan area population of thirteen million people and is one of the globe's most populated urban areas.

5 Though Argentina's most popular sport is considered to be football, pato is the official national sport of the country. The word pato means duck in Spanish and in the earliest games of pato players used a duck rather than a ball. The game contains elements of basketball and polo and it is played on horseback using a six-handle ball. Pato has had to be banned by Argentina's government several times throughout the nation's history because of violence.

Just fun fact to know about Argentina;
Fact 1: Based on land mass Argentina is the eighth largest country in the world.

Fact 2: Argentina is one of the founding members of the United Nations among other world centers and resources such as the World Trade Organization and the World Bank Group.

Fact 3: In Latin America they are the third largest stimulator of the economy.

Fact 4: In Latin, Argentina means “silver.” Settlers believed that the country was filled with silver, but unfortunately it wasn’t.

Fact 5: Manufacturing is the largest stimulator of the economy in Argentina. This includes food processing and auto-making.

Fact 6: In sciences Argentina has received three Nobel Prizes. These have been based on actions that have led to the successful treatment of heart disease. Another is based on the treatment of several varieties of cancer.

Fact 7: Forty seven universities are located within Argentina.

Fact 8: Public transportation is used more by the people of Argentina than automobiles.

Fact 9: Based on an extensive healthcare system the life expectancy rate in Argentina is upwards of 76 years of age.

Fact 10: “Wine tourism” is one of the main drawing attractions to Argentina. It accounts for 70% of wine production in the country.

More pictures of Argentina:


Frans Badenhorst (582)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 7:56 am
wow! Mount Olivia and that Perito Moreno Glacier impressed me most - spectacular photo's, thanks for introducing me to Argentina Kit, you did well...:)

Arielle S (313)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 8:00 am
Awesome! And a great way to learn a few things....for some reason, I never expected glaciers in Argentina.
Thanks, Kit - that's was fun!

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 8:14 am
Beautiful pic's but my fav's are the stunning glaciers--wow I could sit there all day! Thanks Kit 4 this wonderful tour of Argentina.

Diane K (134)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 8:40 am
Interesting pics of Argentina. Thanks

JL A (281)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 8:59 am
Thanks Kit--beautiful pictures!

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 9:09 am
Thank you for sharing the breathtaking travelogue! I can't wait to tell my one-year-old granddaughter, Olivia, about Mount Olivia when she gets old enough to appreciate the idea of sharing the same name. (n, p, t)

Ben O (140)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 9:25 am
WOW, some great photos there!
And, I give You this useless info: I've been to Buenos Aires twice, all together nearly a month...

Angelika R (143)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 1:03 pm
Again, wonderful and interesting. Yes, actually Argentine wine is selling BIG over here. The Latin "translation" is somewhat vague, though, but the relation is clear.
Hope you and all of us will still be around and doing fine by the time you get to Zambia ! ;-) thx Kit.

Kit B (276)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 1:20 pm

By the time WE get to Zambia. We'll make it Angelika.

cecily w (0)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 2:02 pm
Thank you, KIt. I have been interested in visiting Ushuaia (commonly regarded as the southernmost city) for several years. It looks like the flight connections are becoming less rigorous.

. (0)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 4:05 pm
Although I have no desire to visit this country. the pictures were interesing.

Theodore Shayne (56)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 5:06 pm

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 5:24 pm
Thanks for this great article.

pam w (139)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 6:34 pm
Cecily...getting to Ushuaia is easy....and once you're there, you really MUST go to Torres del Paine national park and stay at the Explora hotel! YOU MUST DO THIS!

Vallee R (280)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 7:07 pm
Wonderful Kit - thanks.

John De Avalon (36)
Friday June 14, 2013, 10:09 am
A beautiful country.
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