Argentina: Travel/Tourist Information Guide

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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.

Argentina's capital city, Buenos Aires sits on the La Plata River, just across from Uruguay. It is a major shipping port as well as a popular stop for luxury cruise lines.

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!

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Regions of Argentina

Northwest

San Miguel de Tucumán

Salta

San Salvador de Jujuy

San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca

Mesopotamia

Corrientes

Paraná

Concordia

Posadas

Gran Chaco

Resistencia

Santiago del Estero

Formosa

Cuyo

Mendoza

San Juan

La Rioja

Pampas

Córdoba

Rosario

La Plata

Mar del Plata

Santa Fe

Patagonia

Neuquén

Comodoro Rivadavia

Viedma

Rawson

Rio Gallegos

Ushuaia