Argentina

by Ashlin Watts

Geography

Capital- Buenos Aires

Bordering Countries- Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay

Location- southern tip of Argentina

Significance of flag

The national flag of Argentina has three equal horizontal bands of light blue (top), white, and light blue with a radiant yellow sun with a human face known as the Sun of May centered in the white band. The colors represent the clear skies and snow of the Andes; the sun symbol shows the appearance of the sun through cloudy skies on 25 May 1810 during the first mass demonstration in favor of independence; the sun features are those of Inti, the Inca god of the sun
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President- Cristina Fernández de Kirchner

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Government type- Constitutional republic
Population- 41 million
Currency- 1 Argentine Peso = 11 US Cents
Cultural Activities- graffiti walks, street performers, live music, Crillo de Pollo (chicken, potato, and corn chowder), football (soccer), El Dia de Tradicion (or the Day of Tradition, is celebrated annually on November 10 following a week or so of parties, concerts, parades and feasts. November 10 marks the anniversary of the birth of Jose Hernandez, an Argentine gaucho who lived on the Pampas during the mid-19th century)
Food- Crillo de Pollo (chicken, potato, and corn chowder)