Matt Snyder, Delta
What are some major events in Argentina's history and why are they important?
There are many major events in Argentina's history. In 1816, a general named Jose de San Martin fought for freedom against Spain. Argentina was later torn apart by the Civil War. They can now elect a president and are now no longer ruled by Spain. Then, in 1862, Argentina finally becomes a unified Nation.
Argentina's Landforms and Geography
There are some unique landforms of Argentina. one unique landform is Iguazu Falls. It is unique because it is one of the man made waterfalls of Argentina. It has won an award of being one of the seven man made wonders of the world. Then there is Mount Aconcagua. It is part of the Mendoza Chain. At 22,834 feet, it is the highest point in South America.
Pictures of Iguazu Falls an Mount Aconcagua
Argentina's major economic activity is Agriculture. Argentina's main exports are meat and wool products. They also produce books, automobiles, textiles, chemicals, and magazines. Their major import is heavy machinery. They make most of their money by selling their products. Their currency is the Argentine peso. They have a 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 peso bill. Those are the most common. They have a 1, 5, 10, 25, and 50 centavos, which are the coins.
Argentina's Climate and Culture
What is Argentina's Climate and how does it affect their culture?
Argentina has a fairly warm climate. It is 46 to 75 degrees year round. Their rainfall is 47.5 inches per year. It affects their culture by the clothes they wear, the homes they live in, and what crops they grow. They mainly grow wheat.