Argentina

Guide to ARGENTINA

Map of ARGENTINA ARGENTINA which official name is the Argentine Republic or Argentina is a country from America located in the Southern South America, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Chile and Uruguay. ARGENTINA with 9,861 km sq km, limits with Bolivia 832 km, Brazil 1,261 km, Chile 5,308 km, Paraguay 1,880 km, Uruguay 580 km; and is divided into 23 provinces. ARGENTINA’s capital is Buenos Aires, but ARGENTINA ‘s most populated city is Cordoba with about 1,441,007 inhabitants.

History of ARGENTINA

ARGENTINA’s government is the republic; a Republic with an Executive government type, with President Nestor Kirchner as head of state.

Flag of ARGENTINAOther symbols of ARGENTINA is Argentine motto ” En unión y Libertad (Spanish, In Union and Liberty) Argentine anthem “Himno Nacional Argentino (Argentine National Anthem) Argentine flag. The Argentine flag is composed by three equal horizontal bands of light blue (top), white, and light blue; centered in the white band is a radiant yellow sun with a human face known as the Sun of May.

ARGENTINA’s history is quite long: In 1816, the United Provinces of the Rio Plata declared their independence from Spain. Eventually, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay went their way, but the area that remained became Argentina. The country’s population and culture were subsequently profoundly shaped by immigrants from throughout Europe, but most notably Italy and Spain, which provided the most significant percentage of newcomers from 1860 to 1930. Up until about the mid-20th century, much of Argentina’s history was dominated by periods of internal political conflict between Federalists and Unitarians and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, an era of Peronist authoritarian rule and interference in subsequent governments was followed by a military junta that took power in 1976. Democracy returned in 1983 and had persisted despite numerous challenges, the most formidable of which was a severe economic crisis in 2001-02 that led to violent public protests and the resignation of several interim presidents. The economy has recovered strongly since bottoming out in 2002. The government renegotiated its public debt in 2005 and paid off its remaining obligations to the IMF in early 2006.

ARGENTINA’s Geography

ARGENTINA has an area of 2,766,890Km, with a coastline of 4989, this great area is composed of 2,736,690 sq km of land and 30,200 sq km of water. Argentine geography is known by its rich plains of the Pampas in the northern half, flat to rolling plateau of Patagonia in the south, the rugged Andes along the western border. This makes Argentine’s land specially proclive to San Miguel de Tucuman and Mendoza areas in the Andes subject to earthquakes; pamperos are violent windstorms that can strike the pampas and northeast; heavy flooding.

Guide to travel to ARGENTINA

If you are thinking about traveling to Argentina, you will have to take into consideration some points like ARGENTINA’s currency, ARGENTINA’s weather, ARGENTINA’s national holiday and ARGENTINA’s transports.

The first thing you need to know about your travels abroad is country’s currency. ARGENTINA`s currency is called peso ( $), which is divided into 100 centavos. For your consideration, peso’s exchange rate is about 0 per dolar.3.0170003439.

ARGENTINA’s weather is characterized to be mostly temperate; arid in southeast; subantarctic in southwest. So be sure of choosing the proper date to travel to Argentina.

You can also consider visiting ARGENTINA on its national holiday to get in ARGENTINA’s culture. If you do so, ARGENTINA’s national holiday is called Revolution Day, 25 May.

Also, if you like natural wonders, don’t forget to visit the highest point of ARGENTINA: Cerro Aconcagua 6,960 m (located in the northwestern corner of the province of Mendoza). And also try to get to ARGENTINA’s lowest point: Laguna del Carbon -105 m (located between Puerto San Julian and Comandante Luis Piedra Buena in the province of Santa Cruz)But if you prefer the city, you must visit ARGENTINA’s tallest structure: ( ).

Don’t be afraid to take a flight to Argentina, with more than 1,381 airports and four airlines; you will get to ARGENTINA without problems. Once there, you can choose the transport type that better fits your needs. ARGENTINA has about31,902 of railways, and also11,000 of roadways so is a right place for a car trip.

Argentine Culture

Coat of arms of ARGENTINA ARGENTINA is known by Argentines as Republica Argentina or Argentina in the shortened way. Argentine, about 40,301,927 people, are composed by different ethnics: white (mostly Spanish and Italian) 97%, mestizo (mixed white and Amerindian ancestry), Amerindian, or other non-white groups 3%. And they also have different languages: Spanish.

Another relevant point nowadays it’s ARGENTINA’s religion. Argentines are divided in nominally Roman Catholic 92% (less than 20% practicing), Protestant 2%, Jewish 2%, other 4%. So you can visit any of it’s like Holy Trinity Cathedral, Buenos Aires.

But if you want to know more about ARGENTINA’s culture, the best way is by reading the most famous Argentine novelists’ books like Luisa Valenzuela, Macedonio Fernandez or Julio Cortazar, (1914-1984).

Antigua and Barbuda

Guide to ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

Map of ANTIGUA AND BARBUDAANTIGUA AND BARBUDA which official name is Antigua and Barbuda or Antigua and Barbuda, is a country from America located at the Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east-southeast of Puerto Rico. ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA is divided in 6 parishes and 2 dependencies. ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA’s capital is St. John’s, but ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA’s most populated city is all saints with about 2,526 inhabitants.

History of ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA’s government is constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of government, a Constitutional monarchy with a Ceremonial government type, with Queen Elizabeth II, represented by Governor-General Louise Lake-Tack as head of state and Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer as head of government.

Flag of ANTIGUA AND BARBUDAOther symbols of ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA are Antiguan motto “Each endeavouring, all achieving Antiguan anthem” Fair Antigua, We Salute Thee, (Royal Anthem: God Save the Queen) Antiguan flag.Antiguan flag is composed by red, with an inverted isosceles triangle based on the top edge of the flag, the triangle contains three horizontal bands of black (top), light blue, and white, with a yellow rising sun in the black band.

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA’s history is quite long: The Siboney were the first to inhabit the islands of Antigua and Barbuda in 2400 B.C., but Arawak Indians populated the islands when COLUMBUS landed on his second voyage in 1493. Early settlements by the Spanish and French were succeeded by the English who formed a colony in 1667. Slavery, established to run the sugar plantations on Antigua, was abolished in 1834. The islands became an independent state within the British Commonwealth of Nations in 1981.

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDAs geography

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA has an area of 443Km with a coastline of 153, this small area is composed by 442.6 sq km of land and 0 sq km of water. Antiguan geography is known by it’s mostly low-lying limestone and coral islands, with some higher volcanic areas. This makes Antiguan’s land specially proclive to hurricanes and tropical storms (July to October) periodic droughts.

Guide to travel to ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

If you are thinking on traveling to ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, you will have to take in consideration some points like ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA’s currency, ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA’s weather, ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA’s national holiday and ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA’s transports.

The first thing you need to know for your travels abroad is country’s currency. ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA’s currency is called dollar ( EC$), which is divided in 100 cents. For your consideration, dollar’s exchange rate is about Saint Louis Cathedral, Carthage per dolar.2.6200037256.

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA’s weather is characterized to be tropical maritime,  little seasonal temperature variation. So be sure of choosing the proper date to travel to ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA.

You can also consider to visit ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA on it’s national holiday to get in ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA’s culture. If you do so, ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA’s national holiday is called Independence Day, 1 November.

Also, if you like natural wonders, don’t forget to visit the highest point of ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA: Boggy Peak 402 m. And try also to get to ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA’s lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m But if you prefer the city, you must visit ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA’s tallest structure.

Don’t be afraid to take a flight to ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, with more than 3 airports and 0 airlines, you will get to ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA without problems. Once there, you can choose the transport type that better fits your needs. ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA has about of railways, and also of roadways, so is a good place for a car trip.

Antiguan Culture

Coat of arms of ANTIGUA AND BARBUDAANTIGUA AND BARBUDA is known by Antiguans as ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA in the shortened way. Antiguan, about 69,481 people, are composed by different ethnics: black 91%, mixed 4.4%, white 1.7%, other 2.9% (2001 census). And they also have different languages: English.

Another relevant point nowadays it’s ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA’s religion. Antiguans are divided in Anglican 25.7%, Seventh Day Adventist 12.3%, Pentecostal 10.6%, Moravian 10.5%, Roman Catholic 10.4%, Methodist 7.9%, Baptist 4.9%, Church of God 4.5%, other Christian 5.4%, other 2%, none or unspecified 5.8% (2001 census).

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