Where in the World: Argentina

I really do like this country, but I dont know alot about it, so lets find some facts

  1. Argentina is boardered by Chile to the west, Boliva and Paraguay to the north, Brazil to the north east, Uruguay and the South Atlantic Ocean to the east and Drake’s Passage to the south.
  2. The country’s name comes from the latin for silver, Argentum
  3. While most people when they think of the first animated movie, think of Disney, it was in Argentina the first one was actually made. In 1917, it was lost in a fire in 1928
  4. When you think of sports in Argentina, you may think of football, however its not the national sport, Pato is, it seems to be a combination of polo and basketball, they now play it with a ball, but it use to be played with a live duck
  5. In 1977, Argentina sent a pregnant woman, Silvia Morella de Palma to Antarctica to stake a claim, she was 7 months pregant and her son Emilio Marcos Palma was born in Antarctica and is the first person to have been born there
  6. The first use of fingerprinting was used here,
  7. Argentina has had two female presidents, however the first woman president Isabel Peron wasnt voted in, she stepped in for two years after her husband died
  8. The current pope, use to work as a bouncer in Buenos Aires
  9. In the Chubut province of Patagonia around 5,000 people speak Welsh
  10. The tango was invented here, so enjoy this video

If you come from Argentia, please say Hola.

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10 Responses to Where in the World: Argentina

  1. Had no idea about the current pope’s past. Wow! Thank you for that piece of trivia!

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  2. Nice description of Argentina, Trina. I hadn’t heard of the Pato game, thanks for the heads up. One fact I’d add is that Argentina has cowboys called gauchos and lots of beef cattle. The best steak of my life was grass fed pasture raised beef in southern Argentina.

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  3. Carol anne says:

    I enjoyed that tango music! xoxo

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  4. Aseena says:

    These were interesting facts. I visited Argentina briefly, a few days in Buenos Aires on my way to and from the Antarctica ( https://aseenaviccajee.wordpress.com/2022/08/06/expedition-to-the-antarctica-not-a-cruise/ ), but I do realise there is much more of the Argentina to explore. I hope to return one day.

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