ARGENTINA

ARGENTINA
GEOGRAPHY
-South America.
-It is the eighth-largest country in the world
and the second in South America.
REGION AND CLIMATE
-East and Northeast: hot and humid climate
-Pampas: hot and humid in summer to
below the freezing point in winter.
-Cuyo: hot in summer and freezing
winter.
-The West and South: -15°c in winter
and 18°c in summer.
THE ARGENTINIANS:
a very mix bag
British, Spanish, Italian, German,
French and Korean immigrants have
found a home in Argentina.
Italians and Spanish were by far the
largest groups to seek new fortunes in
the new world.
The English, the Scots, and the Wells: holds
an important place in areas such as
commerce, trade, and industry
Africans and Amerindians
(the minority)
MAJOR CITIES:
BUENOS AIRES AND
CORDOBA
THE ECONOMY:
-AGRICULTURE
-INDUSTRIES
GOVERMENTS
-Federal Republic: 23 provinces
and the federal capital.
-President is the most important politic.
-CONGRESS
A BRIEF HISTORY
-The Spanish conquerors: some regions were habited by tribes,
after years of contact with the conquerors in the sixteen century
they were known as the gauchos.
-The “White king” legend.
-Sancti Spiritu
The birth of a capital: Buenos Aires
Viceroyalty of the River Plate: the first government, the
independence On July 9, .1816
Turmoil and prosperity: Brazil claimed the territory known as the “Banda
Oriental”
In 1826 the name of United Provinces of the River Plate, was abandoned
in favor of the current name of Argentina.
The Falkland’s war in 1982 and
the restoration of Democracy
The birth of nationalism
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