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Interesting Facts About Argentina

I love writing posts about facts on this blog. I had previously written some facts about wolves and fun facts about France. Today, I am going to tell you some interesting and fun facts about Argentina.

Facts about Argentina

  • Argentina declared independence from Spain on the 9th of July, 1816.
  • Current President, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, was the first woman President to be elected in Argentina.
  • Argentina is the 30th largest country in the world by population, with just over 40 million people.
  • The official currency of Argentina is the peso.
  • Argentina were 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!
  • Average life expectancy in Argentina is 76 years.
  • About 10% of people living in Argentina have private health cover.
  • Argentina has a very good literacy rate- 97.6%. This ranks them at equal 58th in the world.
  • The official language of Argentina is Spanish, although many people speak Italian and German. Some indigenous populations still speak their native languages.
  • Pato is the official national sport of Argentina. It is a combination of polo and basketball.
  • Football (soccer) is the most popular sport in Argentina.
  • A major export of Argentina is wine.
  • Like animated films? The world’s first animated films were made and released in Argentina, by a man named Quirino Cristiani in 1917.
  • The Teatro Colón, located in Buenos Aires (the capital and largest city of Argentina), is one of the great opera houses in the world.
  • Argentina loves movies! They have one of the highest rates of movie watching in the world. They enjoy watching both locally made movies and Hollywood movies.
  • The Argentine government has estimated that 750,000 people living in Argentina are illegal immigrants.
  • 20% of the population (according to the 2001 census) lack indoor running water and/or indoor plumbing.
  • Argentina produces a lot of honey, soybeans, sunflower seeds, maize and wheat.
  • Crocodiles live in Argentina.
  • The hottest and coldest temperatures ever recorded in South America have occurred in Argentina.
  • Argentina is divided into 23 provinces.
  • There are about 70,000 members in the Argentine armed forces.

(32) Comments

  1. this is really cool how you guys have this website posted it gives you great facts about what i need and other great facts so thanks for making it

  2. this information has helped me a lot! I am studying to be a foreign exchange student in Argentina for my senior year!

  3. wow this is so freaking awesome im studying Argentina for a skool project in valdosta georgia i have learned alot

  4. This is an awesome website.
    I have to do this 101 facts project in school,
    and now because of this website, I have to do like 2 more!
    Thank you website creator dude person!!!

  5. By the way, I am from Buenos Aires, Argentina but I live in Los Angles, California.

    Thank you again website creator dude person

  6. This is a very rad website. I have to do a fact in spanish about Argentina, and I’m going to use one from here. I’m from pleasant grove, utah, and you are a stud! Good day to you.

  7. I am doing a five page paper on Argentina. I love the country, the culture, and the land. It is amazing learning about the world outside of South Carolina.

  8. This site is really helpful!
    We are studying Argentina for a group project for Human Geography in Bay City,Texas……

  9. Love this site. super helpful.
    Im learning about Argentina in Florida!! whoo! wanna visit this place!

  10. I’m from Argentina :)
    And right now I’m on the USA. I’m doing an exchange.
    I would be glad to answer questions anytime about Argentina :)
    By the way… nice post

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