Few countries have such varied geography as Argentina. From the rain forests in the north, to the Andes Mountains in the west, a long coastline on the eastern side of the country, to the plains region of the Pampas, to the magnificent glaciers in the south, Argentina is a magnificent land. It is a country of immigrants, 97% of which are European. In addition, 50% of the population is either Italian or mixed Italian. There is even a Welsh population that speaks their native language. It’s the birthplace of the Tango and the resting place of Eva Peron.

For a wonderful, quick-paced, overview of Argentina, check out this 10-minute video. Here’s a beautiful 6-minute video showcasing many of Argentina’s beauties. Finally, here’s a terrific 10-minute video featuring an array of Argentine food as found in the capital, Buenos Aires.

FunFacts about Argentina: (Source) (Source)  

  • Basic Information, quote: Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic is a federal republic located mostly in the southern half of South America. Sharing the bulk of the Southern Cone with Chile to the west, the country is also bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, Brazil to the northeast, Uruguay and the South Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Drake Passage to the south. With a mainland area of 2,780,400 km2 (1,073,500 sq mi), Argentina is the eighth-largest country in the world, the second largest in Latin America, and the largest Spanish-speaking nation. (Source)
  • The name ‘Argentina’ comes from the Latin root for silver. Ironically, Argentina is rich in many minerals, but not silver.
  • Nearly 97% of Argentina’s population is European.
  • The Tango originated in Buenos Aires and has often been called, ‘making love in a vertical position’.
  • Eva Peron was the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death from cancer, at the age of 33, in 1952. She spoke on behalf of labor rights, ran a charitable organization, championed women’s suffrage in Argentina and established the first female political party, the Female Peronist Party.
  • Argentina is the third largest producer of beef in the world.
  • The highest point in Argentina’s Andes Mountains is Aconcagua Mountain, 22,841 feet (6,962 meters) high.
  • Argentina has over 1800 wineries and is the fifth largest wine-producer in the world.
  • Buenos Aires has more psychoanalysts and psychiatrists than any other city in the world.
  • In 1977, Argentina sent a pregnant woman to Antarctica in order to claim a portion of the continent. Her son was the first human to be born in Antarctica.
  • Argentina was the first country to use fingerprinting for criminal identification.

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37 thoughts on “Argentina

  1. Love the mountains, waterfalls, and glacier pictures. I worked a winter at Las Leñas Ski Resort and loved exploring the country. I spent an extra month after my contract was up to go sightseeing. There was so much variety in the landscape.

  2. I haven’t gone to Argentina (or anywhere in South America) but the pictures are beautiful. The glaciers are especially amazing; I like the picture with the contrasting trees on one side and the mountains in the distance.

  3. Love the pictures, especially the ones of the mountains and waterfalls. Enjoyed the videos. Learn some things I didn’t know about Argentina so thanks for sharing this information with us about this country.

  4. Gorgeous country, would LOVE to visit. The waterfalls and mountains – beautiful. Loved the videos and pictures. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Absolutely love the wonderful pictures. I had no idea that Argentina was so beautiful and had so many wonderful places. I love that waterfall and now I want to go there.

  6. Enjoyed the waterfalls and the glaciers pictures the best-just beautiful. I’ve never been there but wouldn’t mind going-just beautiful. AZ

  7. Argentina–I’ve always had a secret wish to visit there. One of my professors tried to get me to do a semester there.

    I once wrote a paper on Evita, and the books I used were written in Spanish, so I had to read them in Spanish, but I wrote my paper in English for a Political Science/International Relations class. Poli Sci was my major. I”m no longer fluent.

    denise from maryland

  8. I love waterfalls, and theirs are impressive.
    The landscape has something for everyone.

    What surprised me the most was Argentina was the first to use finger printing as a means of criminal identification. Fascinating fact.

  9. Beautiful country & photos. I love the color of the icebergs. The mountains are pretty also. I don’t know where I would want to visit first! All the photos are good and I can’t pick a favorite one.

    • Maureen,
      No, I haven’t seen the falls. I admit I haven’t traveled much in the Midwest or the East. Both are on my bucket list.

      Buckeye, AZ USA

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  11. The pictures were amazing. I’ve never really thought about Argentina’s varied culture or its beautifully diverse countryside. What a gorgeous place! Now I want to visit. Thank you for showing me a taste of Argentina.

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