Facts About Argentina

Argentina offers an intoxicating blend of culture, natural wonders and progressive ideals that captivates visitors from Buenos Aires to Patagonia. A standout among South American nations for its commitment to human rights and environmental conservation – Argentina truly stands out as an unforgettable travel experience.

Parents in Argentine culture frequently lecture their children, which should not be taken as an indication of anger or mistrust but rather seen as showing love and concern for the child.

1. It is home to the world’s southernmost city

Ushuaia, Argentina lies south of 54th parallel South latitude and is considered to be the world’s southernmost city. As capital of Tierra del Fuego province in Argentina, this city serves as an extremely popular tourist destination both domestically and internationally, making an excellent launching pad for trips to Antarctica.

Spanish colonization introduced European-style cuisine to Argentina, such as olive oil and garlic. Indigenous nations contributed many popular Argentine dishes such as mate tea and chipa (a cheese bread made with cassava flour). Furthermore, European settlers introduced cattle breeding which gave rise to Argentina’s large beef industry.

Argentina is a land of incredible contrasts, from vast plains and deserts to towering mountains and miles of coastline. Its population combines those from European heritage with those from indigenous origin in a society marked by strong religious convictions and an interesting political legacy.

Argentina underwent a period of military dictatorship and repression during the 1970s that resulted in thousands of presumed dissident deaths; however democratic rule was restored during the 1990s and continues today.

Argentina’s economy is distinguished by large agricultural and manufacturing sectors that have experienced steady expansion since the early 2000s. While Argentina still faces high levels of public debt and inflation, market reforms implemented under President Mauricio Macri have helped attract foreign investments while simultaneously decreasing deficits and unemployment levels.

2. It is the birthplace of the tango

Known globally for its passionate and sensual dance moves, tango originated in Buenos Aires brothels and cafes at the turn of the 19th century. Although initially disapproved by elite members of society, musicians from the working class like Fresedo de Caro Pugliese began taking it further along new avenues – writing less offensive yet romantic lyrics.

As the Tango gained in popularity, it quickly spread through Buenos Aires’ upper classes to Europe and then worldwide. Paris and Berlin saw its heyday during the 1920s before it spread further around the world as part of society – moving away from dangerous dance steps towards elegant and stylish performances with teas or train excursions hosted just for this dance form! Even fashionable people could enjoy this pastime!

Tango music has long been believed to have its roots in African slave rhythms known as Candombe and indigenous tribe music from southeastern Bolivia, southern Brazil, Uruguay and northern Argentina. These elements combined with popular dance music of the area as well as Argentinean folk music to give rise to what we recognize today as Tango.

Argentina offers something for everyone, whether your tastes run to vibrant city culture such as Buenos Aires or stunning landscapes like Patagonia. From towering Andean peaks to the mysterious Laguna del Carbon salt lake – Argentina has something special waiting to be explored!

3. It is the largest country in South America

Argentina (officially the Argentine Republic) is a South American nation covering an area of over 2,780,400km2, stretching across central and southern regions of the continent. As its second-largest nation in Latin America and fourth-largest in western hemisphere respectively; eighth largest overall. Buenos Aires serves as its capital city and boasts over 12 million people; one of the most populous cities globally.

Argentina was established in 1816 following its independence from Spain, and since has experienced periods of political instability including Peronist dictatorship and military rule that ended in 1976. Democracy returned in 1983, and various elections since have strengthened Argentina’s democratic foundations.

Landscape features include vast plains, deserts, mountains and rivers as well as thousands of miles of coastline and an estimated 200,000 lakes. Furthermore, numerous species of wildlife including flamingos, guanacos and condors inhabit these regions.

Argentina has established itself as a regional power with close ties to Latin America and the United States in modern times, developing into South America’s second-largest economy due to agricultural exports and being one of the founding members of Mercosur trade bloc. Furthermore, its investments remain significant across Latin America.

Despite its vast size and abundant natural resources, Argentina has long grappled with high levels of poverty and inequality. While several social programs were implemented to alleviate these problems, recent economic crises have only compounded them further. President Javier Milei has implemented radical economic reforms while revamping foreign policy – this strategy has met with widespread support in a country where two in five people live in poverty.

4. It is a member of the G-20

The G-20 is the world’s premier forum for economic cooperation, representing an estimated 80% of global GDP. Members include Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France Germany India Indonesia Japan Mexico Russia Saudi Arabia South Africa Turkey United Kingdom US.

At the height of the global financial crisis in November 2008, G-20 leaders convened for their inaugural meeting to formulate a collective response to shocks and uncertainties impacting economies globally. Discussion topics for leaders included poverty reduction, climate change mitigation strategies, international security matters as well as matters regarding poverty relief.

Since 2012, the G-20 has met regularly to address important economic and political issues. Members use its platform as an opportunity to develop a shared vision for the global economy’s future and address key global challenges such as gender discrimination in work settings and address barriers that prevent women and girls from realizing their full potential.

The G-20 Summit to be hosted in Buenos Aires next week will mark its thirteenth annual gathering. Presided over by Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri, it will focus on three main areas: future of work; corruption fighting efforts and gender equality promotion; as well as hosting an all-Parliamentarian meeting from all G-20 member nations (P20).

Argentina has taken full advantage of hosting the G-20, using it as an opportunity to foster multilateralism and open its economy up to global competition. President Macri made this an early priority of his administration; as a result, trade barriers have been reduced and commercial ties strengthened between nations.

5. It is a member of the United Nations

Argentina was one of the 51 founding members of the United Nations and has enjoyed an outstanding international history since independence. Following multilateralism policies to advance domestic and foreign interests of its people. Furthermore, Argentina has signed numerous international conventions and treaties and boasts an established legal system.

Argentina has long been an active partner of the United Nations and global governance forums, being among its first to ratify the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights to protect human rights globally. Argentina also plays a critical role in UN Commissions such as Human Rights, Narcotic Drugs Control or Torture Committee work.

Even after recent difficulties, Uruguay remains an integral member of the UN family. Although its history is marred by political unrest and economic unrest, President Javier Milei has successfully refocused Uruguayan foreign policy towards traditional Western allies.

Argentina has made great strides toward strengthening its economy and decreasing public debt in recent years, growing at one of the fastest rates in Latin America thanks to a series of progressive social reforms and investments in infrastructure projects.

Argentina recently made waves when they voted against Palestinian admission to the UN, contrary to its diplomatic tradition and closer towards traditional Western allies than ever before. Milei has overseen this policy shift that has moved Argentina away from historic pro-Axis positions toward Western allies, reflecting his new direction for foreign policy under him.

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