Argentina

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Brief Summary

Argentina is the second-largest country in South America, it's 25% the southeastern quarter of the continent.It borders Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, and the Atlantic Ocean.The capital of Argentina is Buenos Aires.Argentina became independent from Spain in 1816.

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Religion

About four-fifths of Argentine people are at least Roman Catholic the majority of them are nonpracticing. The faith’s influence, however, is strongly reflected in government and society. Protestants make about five percent of the population. The Jewish community of Argentina is the largest in South America.

Economy

Argentina’s economy, which is one of the more powerful in the region, is dependent on services and manufacturing.Argentina spent much of the first decade of the 21st century responding to the devastating economic collapse of 2001–2002.Argentina still produces more grain than any other country in Latin America.Argentina is second in cattle raising only to Brazil, and its tourism are second in the region, only to those of Mexico.

Language

Spanish is the national language, although in Argentina it is spoken in several accents.It has absorbed many words from other languages, especially Italian. Many foreign languages and dialects can be heard, from Basque and Sicilian to Welsh and Gaelic. Toward the end of the 19th century, an underworld language called lunfardo developed in Buenos Aires. The Argentina words come from many languages—among them Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, French, German, and languages from Africa.

Citations

Brief summary:"Argentina." World Geography: Understanding a Changing World. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 1 Nov. 2014.

Picture:Talks Grind on for Argentina Oil Law. 2014. By Kathrine Schmidt.“Country Profile: Argentina.” World News Digest. Infobase Learning, n.d. Web. 1 Nov. 2014.

Economy:<http://wnd.infobaselearning.com/recordurl.aspx?wid=98710&nid=476962&umbtype=0>."Argentina." World Geography: Understanding a Changing World. ABC-CLIO, 2014.Web. 1 Nov. 2014

Economy's Picture:"Argentina." Britannica School.Ency Cattle: cattle drive in Argentina. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica. Web. 2 Nov. 2014.

Religion:clopædia Britannica, Inc., 2014. Web. 2 Nov. 2014.

Religion's picture:National Congress Building. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica. Web. 2 Nov. 2014.

Language:"Argentina." Britannica School. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2014. Web. 2 Nov. 2014.

Language's Picture:The Environment. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica. Web. 2 Nov. 2014.

The last picture:Buenos Aires. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica. Web. 2 Nov. 2014.

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