Argentina

Argentina, which means "land of silver" - a large country with diverse geographical features, as well as a rich and interesting history and culture.

Cultural and architectural landscape of Argentina is diverse and partly heterogeneous. Buenos Aires is not just the capital of the country - it is a city that combines the architectural heritage of the times of the Spanish conquistadors and the creation of modern architects. Cultural Landscape of Buenos Aires is standing in line for inclusion in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Argentina occupies the southeastern part of the continent of South America, the eastern part of the island of Tierra del Fuego and the nearby islands - Estados and Martin Garcia. The country is bordered to the west by Chile, on the north by Bolivia and Paraguay on the north-east - with Brazil and Uruguay. Argentina to the east by the Atlantic Ocean. Area of ​​the country - 2.8 million. Km ² (without the Falkland Islands, or Malvinas Islands - disputed between Argentina and the UK site).

Nature of Argentina is very diverse: in the west rise the snowy peaks of the Andes to the east lie the vast steppe plains of Pampa, in the north of the country firing the hot rays of the tropical sun, and in the south of the Antarctic ice looms. In Argentina, the highest point in South America, the entire southern and western hemispheres - Mount Aconcagua (height - 6962 m).

Argentina - typical resettlement country, today's population is approaching 40.5 million. Persons. Argentine population was formed under the influence of mass European immigration, and apprehended the traditions of many peoples. This has left a noticeable until today mark on culture, life, manners and customs of the Argentines.

The Indian population, often have mixed with Europeans, is about 15% of the population, and previously it was many nations and tribes, and now the indigenous inhabitants of the South American spaces constitute only 1.5% of the population and live in the extreme south and north. Argentine territory populated by immigrants gradually, not as fast as the open spaces of North America due to the considerable remoteness of the country from Europe. The first Spanish conquerors landed here, then the Italians, then the French, Germans, Poles, Ukrainians and Russian. Spaniards are much higher than the other settlers in numbers, so the official language of Argentina - Spanish.

Argentina is proud of its forests, including large areas of tropical and subtropical forests, and conifers. All forest areas are protected by an extensive national program for the protection of the environment. In Argentina, stretches more than 20 national parks for recreation, which retain large tracts of various natural areas and protect wildlife, much of which is unique.

The most interesting historical areas in the Patagonia Argentina is considered as the most ancient found here prove the existence of human civilization, according to the first people settled in Argentina more than 13 000 years ago. Here excavations were made, which resulted in important scientific discoveries in the form of a very ancient, large dinosaur fossils.

Cultural and architectural landscape of Argentina is diverse and partly heterogeneous. Buenos Aires is not just the capital of the country - it is a city that combines the architectural heritage of the times of the Spanish conquistadors and the creation of modern architects. Cultural Landscape of Buenos Aires is standing in line for inclusion in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Buenos Aires is truly Latin American "city of contrasts", where cutting-edge skyscrapers blend with the old quarters of the colonial era, the fashionable areas of the city contrasted with many slums around the capital. The main tourist area of Buenos Aires - La Boca. It was in La Boca was born Argentine tango. In addition, in Buenos Aires is very longest street in the world, dubbed the "9 de Julio Avenue," in honor of Independence Day, which Argentines celebrate it on 9 July.