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Argentina

Argentina (Argentine Republic, República Argentina)

Country in South America. To the west Argentina borders Chile, on the north - with Paraguay and Bolivia, to the east - with Brazil and Uruguay. In the south-east the country is washed by the Atlantic Ocean. The country's name comes from the Spanish argento, meaning "silver". Argentina - a country of unearthly beauty of the landscapes, vast pastures, fertile land of vineyards and orchards. Tourism in Argentina will be an unforgettable journey for lovers of good drink and eat, it is well known that the famous Argentine wines in quality is not inferior to the French, and meat dishes, in turn, have plenty of flavor.

Argentina - a very attractive country for tourists, very Europeanized, with the colorful nature and the incredible mix of cultures. In this country, tourists can find almost everything - some of the highest peaks of the world, the stunning waterfalls, endless steppes, many kilometers of beaches and ski resorts, as well as a huge number of samples of colonial architecture, a huge metropolis, desolate expanses of southern Patagonia and the picturesque village of pastoralists . Basic kinds of tourism in Argentina - a beach holiday, eco-tourism, leisure, medical tours.

General information

The location, grounds and landscape 

Argentina occupies the southeastern part of the continent of South America, the eastern part of the island of Tierra del Fuego and the nearby islands of Staten. Bordered on the west by Chile, on the north by Bolivia and Paraguay on the north-east - with Brazil and Uruguay. On the east it is washed by the Atlantic Ocean. Argentina - a federal representative republic, which was composed of 23 provinces and an autonomous metropolitan area.

The country's territory is 2 766 890 km². 

Nature of Argentina is very diverse, due to the big extent of the country from north to south, and the differences in relief. Along the entire western border of Argentina Andes stretch - the largest mountain range in the Western Hemisphere, mostly raised during the Alpine orogeny. In the north-west at an altitude of 3000-4000 meters, the vast volcanic plateau closed - Pune. Mountains framing Puna from the east, rising to 6500 m and ends the majestic snow-capped peaks - Nevados

South of the Andes narrows. Greatest height they reach the central part, which is dominated by alpine pointy landforms. It raises powerful topped with snow caps the highest peaks in South America: Aconcagua (6962 m), Tupungato, Mersedaro. Combination of various forms of relief with different colors of slopes and snow outfit creates majestic mountains and the unique beauty of mountain landscapes of the Andes.

Population: more than 42 million 610 thousand people.

Capital:Buenos Aires  with the population of 2.9 million people.

Biggest cities: Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Rosario.

Languages: Spanish.

Religion: Christianity (92%) is the dominant religion in the country. Catholics make up 77% of the population, Protestants - 9%.

Time zoneGMT -3

Calling code: +54. 

Currency: Argentine Peso (ARS), consists of 100 centavos. In circulation are banknotes 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 2 pesos coins in denominations of 1, 2 and 5 pesos, as well as coins of 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 centavo. Rates 1.00 USD ≅ 6.10 ARS, 1.00 EUR ≅ 8.29 ARS.

Credit card payment systems: Visa, MasterCard, American Express.

Tours in the direction of: Argentina

18 days

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