Argentina, which means ‘land of silver’ is a vast country, with great
diversity in its geographical features, as well as a very rich and
interesting history and culture. It is also referred to as the ‘land of
six continents’, with the Pampas, a grassy, broad plain, forming its
central region. This is the area in which the gauchos of Argentina, akin
to the cowboys of the United States, rode their horses into the folklore
of the country. Given below are some interesting facts about Argentina.
South America’s second largest country is Argentina, the largest being
Brazil. Located in the southern-most part of South America, the Andes
Mountains lies on its west, while it is bounded in the south and east by
the southern part of the Atlantic Ocean. In the northeast of Argentina
lies Uruguay, and Brazil borders it on the north. Argentina also lays
claim to the Falkland Islands.
It is thought that there were inhabitants living in Argentina as long
back as 13,000 years back. The evidence is still being studied by