Argentina


This Latin country has the third largest economy in Latin America. It is located on the Southern extreme of South America. Spanish is the official language and the most spoken in the region. Its physical geography produces many different climates, which help to make Argentina a country of wonderful diversity and immense beauty that attract tourism to the country in different seasons of the year.

Argentina
  • National Day: July 9th, 1816
  • Best Known Tourist Spot: Perito Moreno Glacier, Iguazú Falls
  • Traditional dance: Tango
  • A dish you cannot miss: Asado (beef alongside various other meats, which are cooked on a grill)
  • National alcoholic drink: Wine (the world's best Malbec). Also, they love drinking Fernet, a typical drink made of natural herbs
  • Architectural Hotspot in the Capital: The Obelisk at the intersection of Nueve de Julio and Corrientes
  • Famous people: Evita Peron, Carlos Gardel, Astor Piazolla, Diego Armando Maradona, Lionel Messi
  • Famous soccer teams: Famous soccer teams: Boca Juniors, River Plate

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News About Argentina

Christmas in Argentina. Traditions and customs

We decorate our houses for Christmas with trees, lights, and stockings. In Argentina, people put on their bathing suits and travel to the beach. The holidays coincide with the start of the summer. Many Argentinians celebrate Punta del Este’s shores, a well-known tourist city fro

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VIFF says good bye to 2018 with an Argentinian film

After 16 consecutive days VIFF came to an end on October 12th; for this special occasion  Latincouver had the honor to assist as a sponsor to the closing screening at the SFU Goldcorp theatre for the movie “El Motoarrebatador” (The Snatch Thief).     The Argentinian movie s

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Thousands gather in Argentina to watch massive glacier collapse

Buenos Aires, Argentina – Argentina’s massive Perito Moreno glacier this week began the process leading to its cyclical rupture, a spectacular event involving the collapse of huge masses of ice that draw thousands of tourists and that has not happened since 2012. “The Pe

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Massive 150 million year old fossil site discovered in Patagonia

Scientists in Argentina announced the “biggest and most diverse” collection of fossils from the Jurassic period ever found. The site, which was discovered four years ago but only made public recently, spans 23,000 square miles in Patagonia in southern Argentina and contain

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Copa America Centenario 101 – All you need to know about Copa America Centenario

The brightest stars in world soccer are headed to the US next summer, and they’ll be playing for keeps. The US will host the Copa America Centenario in June 2016, with 10 South American national teams joined by six CONCACAF countries – including the United States and Mexico

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