Argentina

  • Continent: South America
  • Capital City: Buenos Aires
  • Official language: Spanish
  • Area: 2,780,400 km2
  • Currency: Peso
  • Demonym: Argentine , Argentinian, Argentinean
  • - Argentina declared independence from Spain on the 9th of July, 1816.
  • - Argentina is the 30th largest country in the world by population, with just over 40 million people.
  • - Animated film is most often associated with Walt Disney, but the first animated feature film came courtesy of Quirino Cristiani in 1917.
  • - The Latin dance and music known as tango originated in the slaughterhouse district of Buenos Aires at the end of the 19th century.
  • - Football (soccer) is the most popular sport in Argentina.
  • - Argentina hosted 1978 FIFA World Cup and it was won by Argentina who beat the Netherlands 31 after extra time in the final.
  • - Argentina was one of the first countries to have radio broadcasting. The first broadcast was made on the 27th of August, 1920. Only twenty people had a receiver at the time!
  • - As of 2011, Argentina is the fourth most visited country in South America
  • - Argentine Antarctica is a sector of Antarctica claimed by Argentina as part of its national territory consisting of the Antarctic Peninsula and a triangular section extending to the South Pole.