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Argentina is a country in South America, the South Atlantic.

Capital : Buenos Aires
Language :  Spanish
Currency :  Peso
Population : 43 850 000
Area : 2 780 400  km2

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1. There is a special police formation in the country dedicated to protecting tourists.

2. In many restaurants you can count on a discount if you pay in cash.

3. Argentina is one of the main drug trafficking routes from Ecuador.

4. Traffic lights at intersections are behind the pedestrian crossing.

5. Most places have companies that let you rent a car with a driver.

6. 27% of fatal accidents were caused by people under the influence of alcohol.

7. This country has more than 23,120,000 motor vehicles (536 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

8. The national top-level domain is .ar . There are over 442 720 websites with this extension.

9. The most popular pages with the extension .ar are google.com.ar, mercadolibre.com.ar and lanacion.com.ar.

10. When buying dollars for travel abroad, you must complete a government application in which you must state: where, when and why you go.

11. In this country there are over 231 374 km of paved roads including over 734 km of expressways (0.36% of all roads in the world).

12. The country has 1 138 airports, 161 of the paved surface.

13. In this country there are over 36 966 km of railway tracks.

14. The Argentineans believe that 8 is the number of the devil.

15. The average speed of fixed-line internet is 4.2 Mb / s and the maximum is 26.9 Mb / s (data from the end of 2015).

16. Tango dance originated in Argentina. He was banned in the “upper realms” because he was considered immoral. He comes from the lower social classes of Buenos Aires

17. Full name of the country – Republic of Argentina.

18. Crocodiles are a huge problem for farmers. They kill around 100 people a year.

19. One of the most popular dances in the world – tango, originated in Argentina.


Geography in Argentina

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1. Argentinian peaks (six thousand meters) with difficulty levels equal eight-thousanders.

2. In the province of Santa Cruz in Argentina there is the Hand Cave (Cueva de las Manos) in which there are paintings of human hands, created about 13,000 years ago.

3. The lowest situated place in the country is Laguna del Carbon – 105 m.p.p.

4. The river La Plata at the mouth has a width of 220 km.

5. The country is 8.8 times larger than Poland.

6. The longest river is Parana.

7. The highest peak is Aconcagua 6962 m above sea level.

8. In Argentina there are 1480000 km2 of agricultural land (54% of the country).

9. El Aguilar is the highest located town in the country.

10. 327214 km2 of the country is covered by forests (12%)

11. Argentina borders with such countries as: Bolivia 832 km, Brazil 1,261 km, Chile 5,308 km, Paraguay 1,880 km, Uruguay 580 km.

127. The nearest capital in a straight line from Buenos Aires is Montevideo (Uruguay) – 207 km.

128. The furthest capital city in a straight line from Buenos Aires is Seoul (South Korea) – 19,427 km.


Finance in Argentina

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1. The minimum wage is 6,060 Argentine pesos for a maximum of 192 hours of work per month. The salary is paid 13 times a year (data from 2015).

2. The amount of income tax in Argentina is 35%.

3. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 35%, and for companies 35% (2018).

4. The tax on goods and services is 21% (2018).

5. The level of inflation in 2018 is 31.2%.

6. The Argentine paradox means a phenomenon when a rich country is on the verge of bankruptcy in a short time. Argentina found itself in this situation at the beginning of the 20th century.

7. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 539 944 000 000 (PLN 2 310 960 320 000 ),
– in 2018 it is $ 638,000,000,000 (PLN 2,730,640,000,000).

8. The internal debt at the beginning of …
2015 was 43% of GDP, which is about: $ 232 175 920,000 ,
2018 was 57.1% of GDP, or about : $ 364 298 000 000 . To pay it back, each citizen would have to give around $ 8,446.

9. Foreign debt at the beginning of …
2015 was around: $ 147 000 000 000 ,
2018 year is around: $ 253 741 000 000 .

10. The percentage share in Argentina’s global economy in 2015 is 0.6% (compared to Poland’s share of 0.74%, and the United States – 23.32%).

11. The country has 2018 over $55 087 000 000 of foreign exchange reserves (0.23% of foreign exchange reserves of all countries of the world).

12. Argentina has 61,700 kg of gold reserves (2018).


Law in Argentina

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1. Built-up area allowed speed depending on the area varies from 40 to 70 km / h.

2. In addition to built-up areas, the permitted speed on the normal road ranges from 80 to 110 km / h, and on highways from 120 to 130 km / h.

3. The permissible blood alcohol content in a person driving a car is 0.5 promille.

4. Retired women can go at the age of 60, and men at the age of 65.

5. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 35%, and for companies 35% (2018).

6. The tax on goods and services is 21% (2018).

7. In this country, women can get married at the age of 16, and men aged 18.

8. In this country, a person under 18 years of age is subject to criminal liability.

9. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 32 days.

10. The last death penalty was carried out in 1916.

11. In this country homosexual marriages are legal from 22 July 2010.


Education in Argentina

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1. In this country, compulsory education lasts 13 years.

2. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

3. The average IQ level is 93.

4. In this country there are 1.9% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 819 507 people).


Work in Argentina

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1. The minimum wage is 6,060 Argentine pesos for a maximum of 192 hours of work per month. The salary is paid 13 times a year (data from 2015).

2. The amount of income tax in Argentina is 35%.

3. Retired women can go at the age of 60, and men at the age of 65.

4. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 9.1% .

5. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 26 100 $.

6. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 35%, and for companies 35% (2018).

7. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 32 days.

8. The work week is 48 hours.


Best in Argentina

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1. The richest brothers were Carlos and Alejandro Bulgheroni, whose joint property is over $5.3 billion.

2. The highest building in the country is a radio mast in Buenos Aires with a height of 252 meters.

3. The lowest situated place in the country is Laguna del Carbon – 105 m.p.p.

4. In Patagonia, there is one of the largest glaciers in the Perito Moreno world. It covers an area of ​​over 200 km2.

5. Gran Bajo de San Julián in the Santa Cruz province, is the lowest point of Argentina (105 m.p.p.).

6. The river La Plata at the mouth has a width of 220 km.

7. Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world.

8. Argentineans are the most in the world listening to the radio. On average, 20 hours a week.

9. An Argentine inhabitant consumes on average 65 kg of beef per year (the most in the world).

10. Argentina is the world’s largest exporter of pears and vegetable oil.

11. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

12. The hottest and coldest temperatures ever recorded in South America took place in Argentina.

13. One of the oldest and largest dinosaur fossils was unearthed in this country.

14. The longest river is Parana.

15. The highest peak is Aconcagua 6962 m above sea level.

16. El Aguilar is the highest located town in the country.

17. Beef from Argentina is the most desirable in the world for its taste and physical properties. Cows have a very strict diet without the addition of preservatives.

18. Argentina has the highest rate of female plastic surgery in the world.

19. The lowest temperature: -39 °C was measured in San Juan.

20. The highest temperature: 48.9 °C was measured in Rivadavia.


Army in Argentina

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1. At the end of the nineteenth century, the President of Argentina sent a war with Brazil, all their black citizens. They did not get a gun, which led to their death.

2. Position in the list of the best armies of the world:
2015 year – 54 place,
2018 > year – 36 place.

3. Number of soldiers:
2014 year – 73,000 professional and 31,000 reservists,
2018 year – 75,000 professional and 52 720 reservists.

4. Amount of equipment:
2014 year – 290 tanks, 1000 > armored vehicles, 280 jet aircraft and 95 helicopters,
2018 year – 390 tanks, 828 armored vehicles, 261 jet aircraft and 116 helicopters.

5. Army expenditure:
2014 year – $ 4,300,000,000 ,
2018 year – $ 4,330,000,000 .

6. The naval fleet …
– in 2014 there were about 56 ships, in 2018 it was about < strong style = "color: green;"> 57 ships.


Society in Argentina

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1. Five Argentines collected more than a billion dollars.

2. In Argentina, an average person consumes about 9.3 liters of pure alcohol per year.

3. The most wine is drunk – 48%, then beer – 41%, spirit – 5%, and other alcoholic beverages – 6%.

4. Over 30% of citizens of this country live in the capital.

5. In 2013, 5,209 people lost their lives due to traffic accidents.

6. Retired women can go at the age of 60, and men at the age of 65.

7. Three percent of the population suffer from malnourishment (around 1,295,000 people).

8. 3.6% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

9. The average IQ level is 93.

10. In this country there are the most psychiatrists in the world, counting per capita.

11. An Argentine inhabitant consumes on average 65 kg of beef per year (the most in the world).

12. 30% of adults living in this country are overweight.

13. On average, a woman gives birth to 2.2 children.

14. In this country over 34 785 000 (2015) 41 586 960 (2018) people have access to internet (about 95% of the population).

15. About 27,000,000 (2015) 30,000,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

16. The population mainly lives in big cities (over 100,000 inhabitants), only 12% of the population live in the villages.

17. The population density is 15 people / km2.

18. The main religion is Catholicism, 80%.

20. 5 Argentine citizens received the Nobel Prize.

21. In Argentina, according to statistics, an average of one person reads 51 minutes a day.

22. The average age people living in this country is 31.4 years old.

23. In this country there are around:
10,784,000 people (24.74%) in the age range 0-14 years.
27,771,000 people (63.71%) in the age range 15-64 years.
5 034 700 people (11.55%) over 65 years old.

24. In this country, about 725 000 children are born each year (1.7% of the population), and about 320,000 people die (0.7% of the population).

25. 102 people in 1000 possess firearms.

26. 90% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

27. In this country an adult person smokes 87 cigarettes a month on average.

28. The average life expectancy in this country is 75.3 years (women – 79.1 years and men – 71.5 years).


Symbols of Argentina

1. The national alcohol is wine and Fernet.

2. The national animal is a rusty potter bird.


Holidays in Argentina

1. June 8 is the Day of the Polish Settler. Interestingly, since 1995 it has been a national holiday.


Famous people in Argentina

1. On March 13, 2013, the Argentinean became the first-ever pope from South America. Jorge Mario Bergoglio took the name of Franciszek.

2. Pope Francis decided that he would not travel as a citizen of the Vatican, but as a citizen of his country – Argentina.


Sport in Argentina

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1. On the pitch of the Argentine football club Racing Avellaneda, the bleachers from the pitch are separated by a deep moat with water, and a fence with barbed wire.

2. Some sources suggest that football was invented in Argentina in 1345.

3. The most popular sport of Pato.

4. Footballer Dario Dubois, worshiping Satan, came out onto the pitch with his face painted in black and white. All advertising on football outfit was covered with black tape. After ending his career in 2005, he became a bass player in a black metal band, and three years later shot by an unknown culprit.


History of Argentina

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1. Left-sided traffic was in effect until June 10, 1945.

2. The name Argentina means “Silver”. It was called by Spanish explorers who thought that there was a large deposit of silver in these areas. It was associated with a legend about the silver mountain.

3. In the province of Santa Cruz in Argentina there is the Hand Cave (Cueva de las Manos) in which there are paintings of human hands, created about 13,000 years ago.

4. At the end of the nineteenth century, the President of Argentina sent a war with Brazil, all their black citizens. They did not get a gun, which led to their death.

5. Some sources suggest that football was invented in Argentina in 1345.

6. Independence from Spain obtained on July 9, 1816.

7. The name of this country comes from the Latin argentum (silver), which the Indians gave to Spanish castaways Juan Díaz de Solís.

8. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1947.

9. The country joined the UN on October 24, 1945.

10. The first animated films in the world were made and published in Argentina. Quirino Cristiani did this in 1917.

11. In 1917, the first full-length animated film entitled “El Apóstol” was created in Argentina.


Language in Argentina

1. The Spanish language used in Argentina differs in grammar and pronunciation.

2. The name “Colgate” in Spanish means “I’m going to hang myself”.


Answers

What is the highest peak in Argentina?

The highest peak in Argentina is Aconcagua (6,961 m above sea level).

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What is the largest river in Argentina?

The largest river in Argentina is Parana.

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What is the largest lake in Argentina?

The largest lake in Argentina is Buenos Aires (area 2 240 km2).

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What Argentina has national colors?

National colors: light blue and white.

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What is national alcohol?

The national alcohol is wine and Fernet.

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What is the national animal?

The national animal is a rusty potter bird.

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What is the national sport?

National sport is pato.

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Which countries borders Argentina?

Argentina borders with such countries as: Bolivia, 832 km, Brazil, 1 261 km, Chile, 5 308 km, Paraguay 1 880 km, Uruguay – 580 km.

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What is the average age of people living in this country?

The average age of people living in this country is 31.4 years.

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What is the minimum wage?

The minimum wage is 6,060 Argentine pesos for a maximum of 192 hours of work per month. The salary is paid 13 times a year (data from 2015).

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What is the population density in Argentina?

The population density is 16 people per km2.

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What is the motto of this country?

Motto of the country – “In unity and freedom.”

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What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?

The highest temperature: 48.9 ° C was measured in Rivadavia.

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What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?

The lowest temperature: -39 ° C was measured in San Juan.

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With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?

In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

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