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Argentina
Argentina stretches from the tropical jungle in the north of the vast pampas, the polar area in the south. The Argentine people have immigrated from all over the world, and the scenery is even more diverse than the population. The diverse nature Argentine, which include Aconcagua, the continent's highest mountain, Iguazu, the world's richest waters waterfall, and "Land of Fire" in the south with snow-capped mountains and glassy lakes and fjords. Argentina is natural, tango, football and juicy steaks.

Argentina is located in the southeastern part of South America and is the continent's second largest country. It borders with Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil and Uruguay. Coast facing the South Atlantic. Argentina's geography and climate is very varied. Argentina set by nature, can be divided into four regions: the Andes to the border with Chile, the vast plain area Grand Chaco to the border with Bolivia to the northwest, pampas in the south and Patagonia in the far south. Andes stretches 3900 km through the western part of Argentina and forms the border with Chile. Here is South America's highest mountain, Mount Acancagua, which is almost 7000 m The Argentine section of the Andes has volcanoes and are prone to violent earthquakes. Delete Norway Grand Chaco has savanna and swamp vegetation. At the border of Paraguay and Brazil, Paraná and Uruguay rivers and their tributaries cut deep gorges in the plateau and formed large waterfalls. The largest is the 70 meter high Igazu. Pampasregionen Patagonia consists of flat plateaus crossed by deep ravines.

Northern Argentina has a subtropical climate with heavy rainfall throughout the year. Tierra del Fuego, Tierra del Fuego, in the far south, the Antarctic climate with snow and low temperatures all year round. The central parts of the country are more temperate, but can be very hot and have high humidity in the summer months (from December to February). The wildlife is as diverse as weather events. In the subtropical regions north facing living big cats like the jaguar, puma and panthers and howler monkeys, crocodiles, tapirs, flamingos and parrots. On the steppes of central Argentina live armadillos, pampashare and nandustrutser. The mountains to the west is inhabited by various species of llama, Andean cats, chinchillas and fight bird condor. Outside the Patagonian coasts can see elephant seals, sea lions, penguins, dolphins and lots of fish and squid.

Most of Argentina's 40 million inhabitants originated from Europeans. The majority of Spanish colonists, and some fewer of Italian and northern European immigrants. In addition there is a small percentage of mestizos and even fewer unmixed Indians. Pampassletten in the northeast, where the major cities are located, is the most densely populated area. Pampas changed in the 1800s from an impassable thicket to a huge grass area and was the world's biggest meat and grain producing area. Argentina is the world's largest meat producer and the world's third largest winery. The wine is grown especially in irrigated areas to the west in the foothills of the Andes.

Argentina is a Catholic country. Catholicism was brought to the country by the Spaniards, when they arrived in 1516. The first Spaniards in Argentina did approx. 300 000 Indians at a relatively low cultural levels and lots of silver. The valuable silver (argentum in Latin) gave the country a name and Spaniards a good reason to build a colony. The native Indians did in spite of expectations not exploit cheap labor as the Gauchos haciendas, and during the first 200 years of colonial Argentina was an insignificant province under the viceroyalty of Peru. Argentina gained independence from Spain in 1816, and a few years after agriculture and the economy began to flourish. Argentina was due to one of the world's 10 richest countries. The country's most famous president, or rather dictator Juan Perón. As Minister of Labour, he organized workers and received broad popular support. Perón and his wife Eva became very popular, and "Evita" was almost worshiped as a saint after his death. Perón, however, ended being displaced by the military in power in Argentina for several periods between 1958 and 1983. Especially towards the end of the military government period went wrong, the violent suppression of all opposition, and 30 000 people "disappeared" suddenly.

There is much to see during a trip to Argentina. Both cultural and nature activities there is plenty to go for. Buenos Aires is an international city and is called the popular Paris of South America because of the wide boulevards, grand Pale, narrow streets, elegant business districts and leafy parks. Mendoza wine town is charming with its picturesque architectural buildings from its founding in the 1500s. Around Mendoza is surrounded by vineyards, fruit groves, avenues with poppeltrær and the majestic Andean peaks. Want to spice up your holiday with an insight into one of the country's export successes, there is opportunity for wine tasting. Very many of those traveling to Argentina adds way past the famous Cataratas del Iguazu on the border between Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil. The impressive nature's are the planet's most water-rich waterfall. It extends over 3.2 kilometers in width and let the water gush out of the Paraná-plateau basalt cliffs. The area around the falls has a network of walking trails that allow you to experience the subtropical rain forest surrounding the waterfalls. It lives among other toucans, parrots and tapirs. It's a very different landscape in southern Argentina, called Tierra del Fuego. Here is the city of Ushuaia, which markets itself as the world's southernmost city. It is surrounded by a nature which is reminiscent of Northern Norway with snowy peaks and steep mountains that disappear into the icy sea. At Ushuaia is also the national park "Parque Nacional del Tierra del Fuego" with trees, creeks, lakes, waterfalls, mountains, glaciers and abundant bird life. If you have acquired a taste for even more distinctive island cabinet after being in Tierra del Fuego, one can proceed from here all the way to Antarctica. The Antarctic Peninsula is no more than a day's journey from the southern tip of Argentina, and many cruises to the icy continent beginning in Ushauaia.
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