30 interesting facts about Argentina

Argentina boasts a large number of beautiful places, ranging from mountain peaks to subtropical beaches.

  • Population: 43,417,000 people
  • Capital: Buenos Aires
  • Language: official – Spanish (as well as English, Italian, German, French)
  • Religion: Catholicism
  • Currency: Argentine peso
  • Argentina flag: The current flag was officially recognized as a state on February 12, 1812.

Blue stripes on a white field were proposed by Manuel Bergano, the leader of the revolution, and symbolize the sky above his head when the struggle for the country’s independence began. The Golden Sun or the “May Sun”, symbolizing the May Revolution, was added to the flag in 1818.

 

Now See Interesting facts about Argentina:

  1. Argentina is the 8th largest country in the world. The area of ​​the mainland of Argentina is 2 780 4000 km2
  2. Argentina is divided into 23 provinces and an autonomous city – Buenos Aires. Each has its own constitution, but subject to the federal system.
  3. At the turn of the 20th century, Argentina was the 10th richest country in the world. Now it is 54th in the ranking of the richest countries in the world. This is due to instability over the past century.
  4. During the years of political instability, “death flights” were practiced in Argentina, when people were thrown into the ocean from airplanes, hanging loads at their feet. Thus, they tried to complicate the search for victims.
  5. political parties in Argentina have their own beers.
  6. The Colgate toothpaste company had difficulties in Argentina since Colgate is translated from Spanish as “go hang yourself.”
  7. Pope Francis once worked as a bouncer in a bar in Buenos Aires.
  8. “July 9th Avenue” in Buenos Aires is the widest street in the world (110 meters wide) with 14 lanes and 4 parallel streets.
  9. Argentina is in second place in the world for a disorder such as anorexia after Japan.
  10. Argentina has the largest number of psychiatrists per capita than any other country in the world.
  11. In 1977, Argentina sent a pregnant woman to Antarctica, and her son was the first person born on this continent. Thus, Argentina announced that it claims to this land.
  12. Che Guevara was a medical student in Argentina.
  13. Almost half (about 40%) of the population of Argentina of Italian descent. Most of the rest have German roots.
  14. The name “Argentina” is borrowed from the Latin word Argentum, meaning “silver”. The first settlers believed that in this country a lot of silver.
  15. Since the beginning of 1970, Argentina has removed 13 zeros from its currency due to inflation.
  16. Between 1974 and 1983, more than 30,000 people were lost in Argentina due to military dictatorship.
  17. In 2001, 5 presidents were replaced in Argentina in 10 days.
  18. In Argentina, there is a Welsh region in which there is its own dialect.
  19. The currency in Argentina is controlled by the government. If Argentineans want to buy dollars while traveling abroad, they need to write a statement to the government explaining where, when and why they go to one place or another.
  20. Surveys showed that Argentines more often than other residents of other countries listen to the radio – an average of 20 hours a week.
  21. Over the past 180 years, the Earth’s magnetic field has been constantly weakening, mainly over Brazil and Argentina.
  22. Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the world outside of Asia.
  23. Along with the other 17 nations, Argentina is one of the most diverse countries. There are many climatic and regional zones – from subtropical in the north to polar in the south.
  24. Argentina has the largest railway system in South America.
  25. In Argentina, there is a space agency – CONAE.
  26. Argentina is the most popular tourist destination in South America. In 2013, it was visited by 5.57 million tourists.
  27. The authorities in the city in which the famous football player Messi was born forbade parents to call their children by this name.
  28. The famous former football player Diego Maradona has his own religion, invented by his fans.
  29. In 1891, the Argentine forensic scientist Juan Vuchetich conducted the world’s first fingerprinting – fingerprint identification of a person.
  30. If you could drill the deepest hole in China, you would end up in Argentina or Chile.