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Argentina. “Land of Silver”. Location. Argentina is in the Southern hemisphere Bordered on the east by the Atlantic Ocean Bordered on the west by Chile The countries of Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil are to the north The Southern Ocean is to Argentina’s south. Physical Features.
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Argentina “Land of Silver”
Location • Argentina is in the Southern hemisphere • Bordered on the east by the Atlantic Ocean • Bordered on the west by Chile • The countries of Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil are to the north • The Southern Ocean is to Argentina’s south
Physical Features Plains, called Pampas are in the in north Patagonia flat rolling plateau in south Andes Mountains in the west Slightly less than 3/10’s the size of the USA Highest point: Cerro Aconcagua nearly 23,000 feet Lowest point: -315 feet in Santa Cruz Andes in Western Argentina
Climate Argentina is mostly temperate Hot & tropical in the north Moderate in the center Cold in the south Winds also play a role: Atlantic Ocean winds bring rain Winds from the west bring in dry air Winds from the south (Antarctica) bring in cold temperatures
Natural Resources Fertile plains of the Pampas Mineral resources: Lead Zinc Tin Copper Iron ore Manganese Petroleum Uranium The Pampas
Culture of Argentina Had many groups of native people that resisted Spanish colonization. Culture today defined by blending of immigrant groups – especially European and especially Spanish. Foods like empanadas are popular as are breads, pastas, potatoes, and tortillas. Soccer is a hugely popular sport in the country Argentina’s food is an example of acculturation.
Human Geography Argentina United States Population 41 Million 300 Million Birth Rate 18.1 per 1,000 14 per 1,000 Death date 7.3 per 1,000 8 per 1,000 Median Age 30 years 37 years Life Expectancy 76.5 years 78 years
Argentina United States Other Asian Nation GDP- Per Capita $14, 200 $48,100 Labor Force by Composition Agriculture 5% Industry 23% Services 72% Agriculture 1% Industry 22% Services 77% Unemployment Rate 7.25 8.3% Economy of Argentina Oil production in Argentina
Agricultural Products Arable land: 10% Sunflower seeds Lemons, soybeans Grapes, corn Tobacco, tea corn, peanuts Wheat Raising Livestock Argentina is world-famous for its beef
Buenos Aries - facts Third largest city in South America Means “fair wind” or “good air” First Permanent settlement:1580 Became independent of Spain in 1816 Buenos Aries
Recent News of Argentina • Current President, Cristina Kirchner, pictured at left, enjoys a 60% approval rating with Argentinean voters. • A petrol workers union has been on strike for 22 days. • Price inflation has been rising in Argentina, it’s over 10% per year.
Sources https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ar.html http://www.geographia.com/argentina/history.htm http://www.spainexchange.com/guide/AR-climate.htm http://www.iexplore.com/img2/climate/arg_01.gif http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buenos_Aires http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:New_Buenos_Aires_Montage.jpg http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesandterritories/argentina/index.html