Welcome to Argentina. If you have ever had the chance to visit us, some things may have made an impression on you. Buenos Aires pervades our atmosphere of the European glamour; the tradition and elegance of our ranches; the vastness and richness of our farmlands; the immensity of the Pampas; the extraordinary Patagonian landscapes; the majesty of the Andes; the heritage and cultural richness of the Argentine North; the exuberant Northeastern Region and the Iguazú Falls.
Argentina is the homeland of many outstanding professionals like Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortazar, Juan Manuel Fangio, Diego Maradona, Football and Tango. It is the country of getting together with friends, of barbecues (“asados”), Carlos Gardel, nature, passion, and where soccer dominates daily conversations. It is a country of diversity and contrasts, with a large national area covering 2,791,810 square kilometres of continental lands and 973,331 square kilometres corresponding to the Antarctica and the South Atlantic Islands. Argentina has a population of over 38 million inhabitants.
The country’s ethnic and cultural origins have been greatly influenced by European immigration -mainly Italian and Spanish, who came to the country during the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century.
Along with this legacy, cultural expressions from copper-colored native people, siblings of the elements-earth, air, water, fire- still survive.
The country is politically organized as a Federal State with 24 provinces and the Autonomous
City of Buenos Aires-the Federal Capital District.
Due to its vast expanse and its particular geographical location, Argentina shows a great variety of landscapes to travel. For example, the vast eastern plains contrast whit the Andes to the west, an impressive mountain range which forms the natural geographical boundary with Chile, which includes the magnificence of Mount Aconcagua. Across the whole country, from north to south, the Andes frame such diverse landscapes as the northwestern plateaus or the lakes, and the woodland and glacier districts in Patagonia. The greatest vineyards and winemaking region in Argentina and South America can be found in the West of Argentina.