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ARGENTINA

(Argentine Republic, República Argentina)

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General Information:
  • Location: South America
  • Capital:Buenos Aires
  • Language: Spanish
  • Population: 40,276,376
  • Total area: 2,766,890 sq km
  • Currency: Peso
  • Curious Alcohol Fact: The drinking age is 18 years old, but, in general, Argentines are typically light drinkers.
  • Annual Average Liquor Consumption Per Capita: 10.00
  • Most Popular Drink: Mate, Ginebra bols, and Cana 

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The Country
   The name “Argentina” comes from the Latin word Argentum meaning “silver”.  Before it was officially named Argentina, the “Rio de la Plata”, one of its four major river systems, was commonly used as the name of the fledgling country. Republica Argentina has everything from beautiful mountains, lakes, rivers, and forests, to sand dunes and beaches. The second largest country by land area in South America and the eighth largest in the world, Argentina is a federation that is comprised of 23 provinces and a single autonomous city, the capital Buenos Aires. 
The People
   Republica Argentina (Argentine Republic) has, as of a 2010 census, just over 40 million inhabitants. Predominantly Roman Catholic, most Argentines are described as of Mestizo, Spanish, or other European descent. Mestizos are descendants of the early Spanish settlers and the native people who inhabited Argentina originally. In 2007, Senator Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner became the very first female president of Argentina. Three years later, on July 15, 2010, the country became the first in Latin American to legalize same-sex marriage. These political firsts emphasize Argentina’s social progressiveness.   
Eating

  Argentinian people love meat as evidenced by the fact that they are the largest consumers of red meat in the world. Doughy pastries stuffed with assorted meats, cheeses, vegetables, or fruits known as empanadas and spicy sausage called chorizo are among other staples. Similar to green tea, yerba mate is the perhaps the most popular national drink. The process of steeping the leaves and twigs of the yerba shrub in hot water creates this beverage which has an herbal, somewhat grassy flavor. Argentina is also the fifth most important wine producer in the world. The province of Mendoza produces the specific type of purple grape used in making Malbec, a deep, velvety red wine with a rich, fruity taste. 

Drinking
  Mate is the national drink in Argentina. Other specialty drinks in this country are ginebra bols and cana. Ginebra bols is actually Dutch gin and cana is a grappa. Licuados is a popular fruit drink typically blended with milk. Other common drinks in the country are wine, beer, gin, and whisky.  

Interesting Facts

-Argentina is the third largest economy in Latin America. 

-Argentina is one of the founding members of the United Nations. 

Sports

  While football (American soccer) is the most popular sport in Argentina, the national sport of the country is a game called pato. Played on horseback, this game blends elements of polo and basketball. The word “pato” means duck in Spanish and was called such because it was originally played with a duck instead of a ball. The history of this sport is colored with violence as it often resulted in the death not only of the little ducks but also of the players themselves. 

 

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