Argentina: Travel/Tourist Information Guide
Argentina, officially called the Argentine Republic, is situated in South America and is the eighth largest country in the world. It was originally controlled by Spain until it gained its independence in the mid-1800s. Today, its population is mostly a mix of people of European descent. The country is home to varying climates and landscapes including a portion of Antarctica.
Some of the modern day appeal that comes from Argentina is thanks to the vast grasslands, called the Pampas, which allow for ranching and provides the country with its reputation as having some of the best steaks in the world. Other favorites that may not seem to appealing to northerners are the chorizo, chitterlings and blood sausage, made with less than noble parts and considered a delicacy. In addition, the variation in terrain throughout the country has provided ideal conditions for planting vineyards and wine production is world-class, especially from areas like Mendoza. In all, there are somewhere around 1,800 wineries. Also as an interesting twist on food and beverages, Argentina makes a variety of beers, Quilmes among the most popular, but the different political parties actually have their own brands as well!
Regions of Argentina
San Miguel de Tucumán
San Salvador de Jujuy
San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca
Santiago del Estero
Mar del Plata