Argentina

history

The early native people of Argentina were the Tehuelche, the Querandi, the Puelche, the Diaguitas, and the incas. When the spainiards went to Argentina they founded the colony of Buenos Aires (wich is now the capital) in 1536 and forced the native people to work for them.

Argentina was first part of Spanish Peru, and then part of Rio De La Plata. After Rio De La Plata gained independance and broke up in 1816, a series of dictators, presidents, and military leaders ruled Argentina.

Climate region

Because Argentina is in the Southern Hemisphere, the climate is reversed from those in the Northern hemisphere. In Argentina winter is during June through August. And summer extending from January through March. Because Argentina is mostly contacted to the Atlantic Ocean. The seasonal temperature extremes are moderated.

Economy

Argentina has been one of the most prosperous Latin American country. Its economy is based on services and manufacturing. Although agriculture and ranching dominated the economy for most of the 19th and 20th century. Argentina still produces more grain than any other Latin American country. And is also second in cattle raising.

Food

Argentina's cuisine is mostly based in heavy Spanish and Italian. There is mostly of  dishes such as alfajors, empanadas, and pasta dishes. Because of its strong cattle raising, meat is an important component in its dishes. Argentines are also fond on the drink yerba mate. Argentina is also recognized for its fine wines.

citations

   "The Flag of Argentina." Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations Online. Detroit: U*X*L, 2012. Global Issues in Context. Web. 3 Nov. 2014

   "Argentina." Britannica School. Encyclop√¶dia Britannica, Inc., 2014. Web. 27 Oct. 2014. <http://school.eb.com/levels/high/article/345637>.

    "Argentina" Our World:Argentina. 2011, p1-6. 6p. Country Report. Mas Ultra-school edition. Mon. 3 Nov. 2014

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