Get to Argentina!

By: Bryan Clagett

Capital, major cities, and the flag.

The capital of Argentina is Buenos Aires. It is located in southeastern Argentina and it is one of the largest cities in all of Latin America. Major cities include Córdoba, Rosario, Mendoza, La Plata. The flag of Argentina is three horizontal stripes. On the top and bottom is light blue and in the middle is white. There is a sun on the white stripe and it symbolizes the sun through cloudy skies on May 25, 1810 during independence. The stripes represent the cloudy skies and the snow of the Andes.

History and languages

Argentina was originally controlled by Spain, but on July 9, 1810, the people of Argentina revolted against the Spanish and cause a war. Six years later, the war was over and Argentina had gained independence. The official language of Argentina is Spanish.

Geography

Argentina is located in Southern South America between Uruguay and Chile. It is the second largest country to Brasil, and it is positioned in a strategic spot because of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans on the right and left. Physical features include, the Pampas plains, the Plateau of Patagonia, and the Andes Mountains in west Argentina.

Political and Economic information

The president of Argentina is Mauricio MACRI. The government is a constitutional republic. The currency of Argentina is the Argentine peso and the economic system is socialism. The major industries include food processing, motor vehicles, textiles, chemicals, printing, and steel.

Tourist Information

People visit Argentina for the wine, others for the horses and horse riding, and others for the sight seeing and festivals. One sight to see is the Iguazu Falls. It is a giant water fall split into two parts, upper and lower. The falls are both in Brazil and Argentina. Another sight to see is the Mar del Plata. It is a city off the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. There are great beaches there. The last sight to see is the capital, Buenos Aires. It is a beautiful city and it has soaring architecture.

Fun Facts

  • In 2001, Argentina had 5 presidents in 10 days.
  • Political parties have their own brand of beer.
  • Pope Francis used to work as a bar bouncer in Buenos Aires.