In translation, the word “Argentina” means “land of silver”. It is a large country with various geographical features, with a rich and interesting culture and history. The second name of Argentina is “land of six continents”the central territory is occupied by wide grassy plains – pampas.

To Argentina Independence Day we offer you a selection of interesting facts about this amazing country.

Argentina takes eighth position among the largest countries in the worldthe area of ​​its territory is 2,766,890 square kilometers.

Buenos Aires

Argentina declared its independence from Spain in 1816. After this event, migrants from different countries started coming to Argentina: France, Great Britain, Italy, Germany and Spain.

Today most of the entire population is of European origin. Argentina is considered a country of immigrants. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, more than 6.6 million Europeans arrived here. Most of them were Spanish and Italian, but there were also many former citizens of France, Germany and Great Britain. Today, the population of Argentina is about 40 million people. About 40% of them are of Italian originand most of the rest have German roots.

Argentina does not deport anyone, even those who violate the visa regime and are in the country illegally. There is simply no deportation law here.

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Buenos Aires sits the second largest Jewish population among the cities of the world (more than 300,000), the first place is occupied by New York.

Researchers from Europe first set foot on the land of Argentina in 1516.

Sixty percent of Argentines are homeowners, and often additional rooms are being builtinstead of moving to a larger building.


American mammals from the camelid family – llamas able to climb mountains to a great height. People in the Andes use them to carry things, warm blankets and ponchos are made from the wool of llamas. Llama meat is also common in many dishes in the Andean regions.

When Argentine children “lose” a milk tooth, they always put it under their pillow. At night, a mouse named Perez comes and takes him and leaves some coins. This tradition, which came from Spain, became the main storyline of the cartoon “Adventures of Peres the mouse”which was released in 2006.

When a girl turns 15, her parents throw a big party, where the girl often dances the waltz with her father and then with other boys.

At midnight on January 1, Argentines gather outside to celebrate the New Year with their neighbors. They set off fireworks and blow up firecrackers.

Argentinians celebrate Friendship Day or Friend’s Day every year on July 20. They get together with friends, give each other gifts and send greeting cards, which is very unusual in Argentina. They definitely call or send SMS to old friends. This usually results in temporary mobile connectivity issues. This day is not celebrated as a public holiday. However, people make reservations in advance in restaurants, bars and pubs to get together with friends.

Ernesto Che Guevara

Ernesto Guevara, an Argentine doctor, as well as a Latin American revolutionary, commander of the Cuban Revolution of 1959 and a Cuban statesman, received his nickname – Che to emphasize his Argentine origin. The exclamation “che” is a common address in Argentina.

Argentina’s currency has changed twice since 1985. In 1985, the peso replaced the austral, and then in 1992, the government returned the peso again.

Tourists need to remember to say hello and goodbye to Argentinians if they don’t want to seem rude.

The widest avenue in the world is a central road 110 meters wide and divided into 16 traffic laneswhich is located in the very center of the city of Buenos Aires.

Iguazu – one of the largest waterfalls in the world, its diameter is 2700 meters, and its height is 80 meters. In 2011, Iguazu Falls was chosen as one of the new 7 wonders of the world.


Argentinosaurus is one of the largest dinosaurs in the world. It is undoubtedly one of the largest animals to walk the Earth. His fossil remains were found in the town of Plaza Wincul, in the province of Neuquen.

The current law in the country orders people who want to occupy the posts of president or vice president to mandatory to be Catholics.

Argentina is rich in museums, there are about 120 of them in Buenos Aires alone.

The longest street in the world is located in the capital of Argentina and is called “July 9 Avenue”.

Yerba Mate

“Mate” is a non-alcoholic national drink that is drunk from a calabash (a special dried gourd) through a straw (bombilya) with a strainer attached to the end. The drink is no less invigorating than coffee and is very popular in the country.

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