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Tourism in Argentina

The vast territory of Argentina is endowed with great interest. Argentina is the second most visited country in South America (after Brazil), and the fifth most visited American continent. Foreign tourists come mainly from Brazil, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, Bolivia, Ecuador, Uruguay, Venezuela and Paraguay and Europeans from Spain, Italy, France, Germany, UK and Switzerland.

Buenos Aires stands out as the favorite center for foreign tourists. They are attracted by a dizzying, populous, and cosmopolitan city with extensive infrastructure. Among many other factors, the tango is one of the reasons for the visit to Argentina not only capital, but also the rest of the country. The Buenos Aires night feature surprises the newcomer by the large number of cultural, culinary and entertainment offer. Themed tours are also made with typical characters of the city internationally recognized as Carlos Gardel, Eva Perón or Jorge Luis Borges.

The Iguazu Falls are located in the province of Misiones. In 1984 they were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The stunning natural beauty of the scenery and the varied and abundant wildlife and botanical interest they contain, have turned this place into one of the most important and beautiful resorts in the world.

The Ischigualasto Provincial Park or also known as "Moon Valley", located on the northern tip of the province of San Juan, 330 km from the city of San Juan. It is a PROTECTED area where you can be totally exposed and perfectly distinct throughout the Triassic period complete and orderly cause why the November 29, 2000 was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO .. The valley offers a strange landscape , where the scarcity of vegetation and the widest range of colors from their soil, more caprice forms of the mountains, make this a favorite place for tourists, both domestic and foreign. While it is a scientific place, you can go as private vehicles guided tour with a guide of the park, which performs stations or stops and explains the site visited.
The Train to the Clouds is one of the highest railways in the world. Party from the province of Salta, crossing a creek passing through Santa Rosa de Tastil? Considered one of the main pre-Hispanic urban centers of South America? where archaeological ruins are impressive. Posted vertiginous mountains, up in the clouds to cross the Andes. Crosses bridges, zigzags and curlers.
Glaciers are one of the main attractions of the Patagonia Argentina. The best known is the Perito Moreno Glacier, which regularly break feature accessibility and give it a unique appeal. It expands on the waters of the South Arm of Lake Argentino, with a front of 5 km and a height above the level of the lake, between 70 and 60 meters. This majestic wall of ice covers an area of 230 square kilometers. The area of continental ice and glaciers is a natural treasure, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1981.

In recent years there have been important implementation winemaker tourism, thematic tourism based on the wine in the initiative called "Wine Roads" in the provinces of San Juan and Mendoza, attracting many foreign tourists to taste the best wines Argentinos.

Other tourist areas of importance: Mar del Plata and the rest of the Atlantic coast of the province of Buenos Aires (especially for Argentine tourists in the summer); Sierras de Córdoba, Mendoza and Bariloche.

Argentina is a sovereign state, and federal organized as a representative republic, located in the extreme south of America. Its territory is divided into 23 provinces and an autonomous city, Buenos Aires, capital of the nation and home to the federal government. Its about 40 million average human development index, percentage of globalization, GDP per capita, level of economic growth and quality of life, which are among the highest in Latin America.


 Subdivisions

Argentina's northern region, comprising the provinces of Catamarca, Corrientes, Chaco, Formosa, Jujuy, Misiones, Tucumán, Salta and Santiago del Estero.

New Cuyo Region, consisting of the provinces of La Rioja, Mendoza, San Juan and San Luis. Patagonian region, comprising the provinces of Chubut, La Pampa, Neuquén, Black River, Santa Cruz and Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands. Centro Region, consisting of the provinces of Córdoba, Entre Ríos and Santa Fe


General information

Capital: Buenos Aires
Population: 39.745.613
Area: 2.791.810 km2

 

 

Caminito, La Boca, Buenos Aires

 

 

Cerro Catedral, Bariloche, Cordillera de los Andes.

 

 

Parque Provincial Ischigualasto, San Juan.

 

 

Cataratas of the Iguazú.

 

 

Glacier Perito Moreno.

 

Location

Located in southern Africa, formed by Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay and southern Brazil what has been called the Southern Cone.

Its northern border with Bolivia and Paraguay to the east with Brazil and Uruguay, and Chile to the west with the southern end of Argentina reaches the Drake Passage, which links the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

Argentina is 3,694 miles long from north to south and 1,423 kilometers from east to west. It extends over 33 degrees of latitude between the northern end of the province of Jujuy and the southernmost point of continental Argentina, Cape San Pío in Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego. In turn, extends from east to west by 20 ° longitude, from the town of Bernardo de Irigoyen, in the province of Misiones, and the Mariano Moreno of the Patagonian Andes in the province of Santa Cruz.

 

 

 

Natural Regions

The Argentine mainland is located between the Andes mountains, the South Atlantic and the Antarctic continent. The country can distinguish three distinct geographic areas:

the central and northern plains
the southern area of Patagonian plateau
western, mountainous, the Andes, Chile border and the highest point located in the Aconcagua, in the province of Mendoza.
In the northern regions of dense vegetation found in some forested areas and other jungle, composed of the Chaco region and the Ibera wetlands; these areas of abundant vegetation mixed with other large areas of palm groves and pastures. Missionary region (which look like a? Peninsula? Surrounded by rivers to the northeast of the country) is a separate region, being a continuation of the mountains of Brazil, with low but rugged mountains, subtropical, humid and jungle vegetation. The northwest corner of the country is occupied by a region of high plateau called Puna or Altiplano.
In the center of the country is the Pampas, which can be divided into two regions: wet or dry western Pampa and Pampa. The latter has a more continental climate. In the humid Pampa la Sierra de la Ventana and Tandilia (with a maximum height of just over 1,000 meters) are the unique geographical features that break the monotony of the landscape and are the remnants of an ancient mountain range. In the central west of the country is the region of Cuyo, which consists of the provinces of San Juan, Mendoza and San Luis, where a predominantly mountainous terrain with sparse vegetation.

In the northeast and central-east of the country's most important rivers are located, these correspond to the La Plata Basin, basin-the third largest of the Western Hemisphere, the following being the main rivers: Paraguay, Bermejo, Colorado, Uruguay and the longest, the Paraná. The last two move together to be the estuary of the Río de la Plata estuary that is the world's largest and flows into the Atlantic Ocean section corresponding to the Argentine Sea. The land is between two rivers is called Mesopotamia and it is shared by the provinces of Misiones, Corrientes and Entre Rios..

 

 

 

Climate

Due to the latitudinal extent and variety of landscapes, Argentina has a wide variety of climates. Overall, the climate is predominantly temperate with extremes ranging from subtropical in the north and a subpolar in the far south. The north is characterized by very hot, humid summers with mild, dry winters and is subject to periodic droughts. The center of the country has warm summers with rain, thunderstorms and cool winters. The southern regions have warm summers and cold winters with heavy snowfall, especially in mountainous areas. Higher elevations at all latitudes are experiencing colder conditions, with an arid climate and snowy montane.