Argentina!

Capital: Buenos Aires     Location: South America     Population: 41.45 million     Average Age:30     Major Language: Spanish     Life Expectancy: 76  

                                                     Geography

Top 3 major cities: Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Rosario.

Top 5 major bodies of water: Lake Argentino, Nahuel Huapi, Rio de la Plata, Iguazu Falls, Lake Puelo.

Top 5 major landforms: Mesopotamia Region, Gran Chaco Region, Pampas Region, Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, Andean Region.

                                                      Climate

-Average Temperatures: 75 degrees Fahrenheit to 51 degrees Fahrenheit in Buenos Aries and Cordoba, 75 degrees Fahrenheit to 46 degrees Fahrenheit in Mendoza.

-Average Yearly Rainfall: 68.3 millimeters.

                                                        Culture

-Type of Government: Republic.

-Religion: The predominant religion of Argentina is Roman Catholic. 2% are Protestant and 2% are Jewish.

-Top 3 holidays: El dia de Tradicion, El Carnalval de Pais, La Revolucion de Mayo.

-Major Sports: Soccer, Football, Basketball, Field Hockey, and Rugby union.

-Typical Food: Dulce de Leche (popular spread used to fill cakes and pancakes, as an ice cream flavor, and over toast), Milanesa (breaded and fried meats), Asado (grilled meat, mostly beef ribs and steak), vegetables like squash, onions, tomatoes, lettuce, eggplant, and zucchini are used as side dishes.

-Popular Music: Tango music is the most popular but, Pop, Folk, and Classical are also quite popular.

                                                      Interesting Facts

-Unusual Laws: It is illegal for a man to marry his brother, Featherbeds are illegal, and an Argentina ordinance demands that disk jockeys play as many tango records as all other types of music combined.

-Social Taboos: The "OK" sign and a thumbs up are considered vulgar, yawning is considered very rude, and extending the pinky and index finger while bending the middle and ring fingers (sometimes known as "rock and roll" symbol) means one's wife is cheating on them.

-Travel Tips: Expect a kiss on the cheek for greeting, even to a total stranger. Dress very modest and don't wear flip flops if you want to blend in. Show up 30-60 minutes late to an event as showing up on time is considered impolite. Learn to dance tango.

-Story behind flag: The baby blue and one white lines represent the clear skies and the snow of the Andes. The sun with the human face commemorates the appearance of the sun through cloudy skies on May 25, 1810 during the first mass demonstration in favor of independence.

                                                      Citations

-http://argentinaflag.facts.co/argentinaflagof/arge...

-http://www.traveltaboo.com/argentina-travel-tips-dos-and-donts/

-http://www.stupidfunnylaws.com/argentina/

-http://www.donquijote.org/culture/argentina/music/

-http://argentina.angloinfo.com/lifestyle/food-and-drink/argentinian-dishes/

-http://www.argentour.com/en/argentina/sport_in_argentina.php

-http://traveltips.usatoday.com/holidays-festivals-argentina-3959.html

-http://www.countryreports.org/country/Argentina/religion.htm

-http://www.countryreports.org/country/Argentina/government.htm

-http://www.argentina.org.au/climate.htm


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