We think Argentina is a fascinating country with really fun facts. Let’s learn some interesting facts about the second largest country in South America, the Argentine people, and a little about the history of this Federal Republic.
PRINTABLE FUN FACTS ABOUT Argentina
Located in the southern hemisphere, Argentina’s capital city Buenos Aires, is home to the President of Argentina. This vibrant city was originally founded by Pedro de Mendoza in 1536.
Argentina Fun Facts
- Argentina, officially Argentine Republic or República de Argentina, is a country in the southern half of South America. It borders the Andes mountains, the South Atlantic Ocean, neighbouring countries are Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil and Uruguay.
- Argentina covers a total area of 1,073,500 square miles, making it the second-largest country in South and Latin America after Brazil, the fourth-largest country in the Americas, and the eighth-largest country in the world.
- The official language of Argentina is Spanish.
- The name Argentina comes from the Latin word “Argentum” which means silver. The Spanish empire named it because the country was a rich metal source.
- Tierra del Fuego, an archipelago at South America’s southernmost tip shared by Chile and Argentina, is renowned for spectacular landscapes that feature coastline, forests, glaciers, lakes, mountains, and waterfalls.
- At 22,831 feet above sea level, Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the Americas, and is located in the Mendoza province, Argentina.
- Argentina’s population is comprised as much as 95% of people of European descent, mostly from Italy, Spain, and Germany. It has fewer native people than countries like Mexico or Peru.
- Argentine beef plays a big part of Argentina’s history, with asado being a staple food in the country.
- Argentina is a vast country, with 35 national parks where you can find everything, from glaciers to lakes and mountains.
- Although Argentina is known for famous football players like Diego Maradona and lionel Messi, the national sport of Argentina is El Pato, a mix of polo, basketball and horseback riding.
- The blue and white in the Argentinian flag symbolize the clear skies and snow of the Andes, while the sun in the center is the Sol De Mayo, the national symbol of Argentina.
- In 2020, Argentina was the third largest manufacturer of motor vehicles.
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MORE Argentina FUN FACTS
- Juan Perón became the minister of war and then Vice President.
- The Roman Catholic Church has preferential status, but there is no official religion.
- Argentina has natural resources of natural gas, oil, and bioenergy.
- Jorge Luis Borges was a notable Argentine writer who had Great Britain ancestry.
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