Country - Argentina
Argentina Country Information
Argentina is one of the predominantly influential nations in South American continent. During the earlier years of 20th century, the prosperity of the country was so high that it had been ranked as seventh wealthiest and developed country in the world. Due to subsequent political turbulence and excessive outlay of national income, the former economic lustre of the country had begun to fade away but it managed to remain in the list of top fifteen prosperous nations in the globe by the middle of the 20th century.
Argentina is one of the founding members of the United Nations, World Bank, World Trade Organisation (WTO), Mercosur (South American Trade Bloc), Union of South American Nations, Community of Latin American and Caribbean States and the Organisation of Ibero-American States. Seconded by Chile, it enjoys the highest Human Development Index in the continent and flaunts relatively stable economy.
A large part of the tapering end of the South American continent is occupied by Argentina. It is flanked by Chile and Andes mountains in the west, Brazil in the north east, Bolivia and Paraguay in the north and a part of its eastern border is shared by Urguay. The remaining entire coastal line is copiously moistened by South Atlantic ocean and River Plate (in official parlance, the Rio de la Plata).
For international tourists, Argentina is an exotic paradise! It has plenty of reasons to entertain and amuse foreign visitors ranging from trekking on the highest mountain in South America, Aconcagua, dexterously sculpted large life-exuding statues, huge bevies of pink flamingos splashing river waters and posing themselves as beautiful proud cousins of swans, dazzling underground metro railway stations etc. The Lake District in Argentina is an intriguing combination of rustic cultural strobes featuring Switzerland, Germany and Wales. La Cumbrecita is a tiny peaceful village that pleases visitors with special comestibles like apple-gel strudels. To add extra fun to the alien travellers, there is a cuckoo clock that welcomes with melodious hoots. At the base of Andes, vast sprawling areas of Malbec grape forests serve as the large source of different types of wines to cater to local people as well as foreigners.
The most picturesque scenes in the world can be visited by a drive in an open jeep in the valley of Quebrada de Humahauca. The true beauty of the entire region can be better savoured by a helicopter ride which enables viewers to watch mixed colours of massive foliage on top of different trees, craggy mountain ranges and the native fauna.
Argentina takes pride in claiming for itself not only a time-tested robust economy but also a lengthy bright record of being the world champion in international football. It has produced formidable football legends like Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi, A Di Maria, Carlos Tevez, Sergio Aguero and many more.
Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina is the second largest city in the South American continent. The country exploits well the abundant natural resources it is blessed with. The agricultural production is large enough not only for self-consumption but even for fetching massive foreign reserves by exports. Its diversified industrial activities lend a powerful support for its economy. Having come out successfully from the long-standing debt default crisis of 2016, Argentina as a member of G-20 major economies, is striving hard to press down the sporadic inflationary hikes.
The claim by Argentina for sovereignty over Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands which are governed as the Overseas Territories by United Kingdom has been in abeyance for several decades.