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Argentina is one of the most popular and visited of South American countries, one of South America’s most stable, with its third-largest economy. Its capital city of Buenos Aires has long served as the ultimate tourist destination by international travelers. Argentina boasts the reputation of being the most visited country by foreigners in all of South America.
The origins of Argentina are traced back to roughly 7000 years B.C., but today, is most known for its beautiful countryside, it’s gorgeous beaches, numerous tourist destinations, and of course, the beautiful Eva Perón, who together with her husband Juan Perón, created a political movement in the mid 20th century.
Population and language
Argentina is home to over 40 million inhabitants, with a mixture of native Argentinians, as well as large numbers of immigrants from Australia, Canada, the United States, and Europe, most especially Spain and Italy. Argentina is mostly Caucasian, but also enjoys diversity with those of mixed Caucasian and American Indian ancestry.
The official language spoken in Argentina is Spanish, although other languages are commonly spoken throughout country regions, including German, Italian, and Arabic dialects from the Middle East.
The main religion in Argentina is Roman Catholic and other Christian denominations, although a small percentage practices Muslim, Buddhist, and other faiths. Argentina has one of the largest populations of practicing Jews in Latin America. A small group, approximately 4% to 5% respectively claim they are agnostic or atheist.
Major Cities and Tourist Destinations
Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina, with a population of approximately 12 million people, and one of the most beautiful cities in the country. Other popular tourist destinations in Argentina include San Juan, Bariloche, Santa Cruz, and Mendoza. In Buenos Aires, some of the most popular sites include the Eco Yoga Park, and the Cementerio de la Recoleta, where the grave of Eva Perón is located, as well as offering visitors a glimpse into the rich and interesting past of Buenos Aires.
Some of the most popular tourist destinations in Argentina include:
- Iguazu Falls (at the Argentina/Brazil/Paraguay border junction)
- Perito Morena Glacier - Patagonia
- Bariloche region with its seven lakes
- Valdez Peninsula – go whale-watching and see elephant seals and penguins
- Fitz Roy mountain – a mountain-climbers favorite
Located in the southern hemisphere, Argentina typically enjoys a temperate climate that ranges between subtropical in its northern regions to quite chilly and polar in its far southern regions.
The main currency used in Argentina is the peso. Argentina boasts a healthy economy, with over U.S. $7 billion in GDP, relying heavily on its industry, services, and agriculture and produces consumer durables, agricultural products, motor vehicles, and steel, among others. Argentina exports over U.S. $84 billion of commodities, including gasoline, petroleum, agricultural products, and vehicles. The country imports approximately U.S. $70 billion worth of commodities, including organic chemicals, plastics, and machinery.
The main mode of transportation in Argentina is by rail, although public transportation in its cities is common, utilizing taxis, buses, and hired cars. Care hires are preferable for tourists wishing to explore on their own schedules. Over 150 paved airports are located throughout Argentina, with major airports located in Buenos Aires, at the Aeroparque Jorge Newbery airport or the Ministro Pistarini International Airport. The Governor Francisco Gabrielle International Airport serves Mendoza, while in Santa Cruz, travelers can use the Puerto Santa Cruz Airport. In Bariloche, use the San Carlos Bariloche Airport
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