Argentina

Argentina Destinations Travel Guide

Population: 40,677,348
Calling code: +54 
Currency: Peso (ARS)
Language: Spanish

 

 

 

Argentina, officially called the Argentine Republic, is a sovereign country of South America, located in the extreme south and southeast of said subcontinent. It adopts the form of republican, democratic, representative and federal government. Argentina is organized as a decentralized federal state, integrated since 1994 by a national state and 24 self-governed states, which in turn are 24 national legislative electoral districts, this is 23 provinces and the autonomous city of Buenos Aires designated as the country's capital. Each self-governed state has its own political autonomy, constitution, flag and security body. The 23 provinces maintain all the powers not delegated to the national State and guarantee the autonomy of their municipalities. It integrates the Mercosur -block of which it was founded in 1991, the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the Organization of American States (OAS).

 

Travel Destinations in Argentina

Chaco Province (Argentina)

Chaco National Park
Chaco National Park is situated 69 mi West of Resistancia, Chaco Province. This nature reserve covers an area of 150 sq km of swamps, savanna, lakes.
     

Chubut Province (Argentina)

Lago Puelo National Park
Lago Puelo National Park is situated in the Chubut Province. This natural reserve covers an area of 276.74 sq km.
Los Alerces National Park
Los Alerces National Park is located 28 mi (45 km) West of Esquel in Chubut Province. It covers an area of 2,630 sq km.
Reserva Faunística Península Valdés
Reserva Faunística Península Valdés is a natural reserve that protects biosphere of the peninsula Valdes in Argentina.
Punta Tombo Provincial Reserve
Punta Tombo Provincial Reserve is located 66 mi South of Trelew. It is famous for huge colonies of various species of penguins who come here.
       

Cordoba Province (Argentina)

Quebrada del Condorito National Park
Quebrada del Condorito National Park is located 53 mi (85 km) Southwest of Córdoba, Córdoba Province in Argentina.
     

Corrientes Province (Argentina)

Ibera Wetlands
Iberá Wetlands covers an area of 20,000 km² making it one of the largest wetland biosphere in the World.
   


Entre Rios Province (Argentina)

El Palmar National Park
El Palmar National Park is situated in 31 mi (50 km) North of Colón, Entre Ríos. This natural reserve covers an area of 85 sq km.
Palacio San Jose
Palacio San Jose is an elegant historic palace in Entre Ríos Province.
Predelta National Park
Predelta National Park is located 62 mi North of Rosaria, Entre Ríos Province in Argentina. Predelta National Park covers an area of 24.58 km².
 

Formosa Province (Argentina)

Río Pilcomayo National Park
Río Pilcomayo National Park is located 224 mi North of Resistancia, Formosa Province. Río Pilcomayo National Park covers an area of 47,754 ha.
     

Jujuy Province (Argentina)

Calilegua National Park
Calilegua National Park was established in 1979 to preserve La Yungas or subtropical humid Oranense Forest.
Quebrada de Humahuaca
Quebrada de Humahuaca is about 155 km and its well protected unique biosphere made this valley a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Santa Catalina
Santa Catalina is a beautiful Roman Catholic Church of the Jesuit order and situated 13 mi North of Jesus Maria in the province of Córdoba.
 

La Pampa Province (Argentina)

Lihué Calel National Park
Nature preserve of Lihué Calel National Park is situated in La Pampa Province of Argentina.
     

La Rioja Province (Argentina)

Talampaya National Park
Talampaya National Park is a nature preserve located in La Rioja Province in Argentina.
     

Mendoza Province (Argentina)

Aconcagua Provincial Park
Aconcagua Provincial Park takes its name from quechua word of 'Ackon-Cauak', which roughtly is translated as ‘Stone Sentinel’.
Las Lenas Ski Resort
Las Leñas is one of the largest ski resorts in the South America. It is located 43 mi North-west of Malarque at a elevation of 3,430 m.
   

Misiones Province (Argentina)

Iguaçu Falls
Iguaçu Falls or Iguazu Falls are located 12 mi (19 km) Northeast of Puerto Iguaçu on the border between Brazil and Argentina.
San Ignacio Mini
San Ignacio Miní in Misiones Province in Argentina is famous for ruins of the Jesuit mission from the 17th century.
   

Neuquén Province (Argentina)

Centro Paleontologico Lago Barreales
Centro Paleontologico Lago Barreales is famous for its collection of fossils of ancient animals and even participate in digs yourself.
Laguna Blanca National Park
Laguna Blanca National Park is situated 93 mi (150 km) West of Neuquen in Argentina. It covers an area of 112.5 sq km.
Lanín National Park
Lanín National Park is nature reserve named after breath taking Lanin volcano that rises within its borders.
Los Arrayanes National Park
Los Arrayanes National Park is situated in Neuquén Province and covers an area of 17.53 sq km of Quetrihué Peninsula in the North Nahuel Huapi Lake.
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Nahuel Huapi National Park is famous for unknown water monster as well as a former site of a secret lab where Nazis worked after World War II.
     

San Juan Province (Argentina)

El Leoncito National Park
El Leoncito National Park is located in San Juan Province in Argentina. The national park covers and area of 760 sq km.
Ischigualasto
Ischigualasto is famous for its picturesque, unique rock formations and covers an area of 603.7 km2 (233 sq mi).
San Guillermo National Park
San Guillermo National Park is located in Iglesia Province in Argentina. San Guillermo National Park covers an area of 160,000 hectares.
 

San Luis Province (Argentina)

Sierra de las Quijadas National Park
Sierra de las Quijadas National Park is located 104 mi (167 km) Southeast of San Juan, San Luis Province in Argentina.
     

Salta Province (Argentina)

El Rey National Park
El Rey National Park is situated 155 mi (250 km) South- East of Jujuy. This national preserve covers an area of 441 sq km.
Los Cardones National Park
Los Cardones National Park is located 16 mi North of Cafayate, Salta Province in Argentina. Los Cardones National Park covers an area of 650 km².
   

Santa Cruz Province (Argentina)

Cueva de las Manos
Cueva de las Manos is is famous for prehistoric rock paintings that were made 9000 years ago.
Monte Fitz Roy
Mount Fitz Roy or Fitzroy is a mountain on the border between Argentina and Chile. Mount Fitz Roy mountain reaches a height of 3,359 m (11,020 ft).
Perito Moreno National Park
Francisco Perito Moreno National Park is named after famous Argentinean explorer Perito Moreno it covers an area of 115,000 hectares.
Monte León National Park
Monte León National Park is located 28 mi (45 km) Southeast of Puerto Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Province in Argentina.
Monumento Natural Bosques Petrificados
Monumento Natural Bosques Petrificados is a natural park that protects fossils of the ancient petrified forest located 159 mi West of Puerto Peseado.
     

Tierra del Fuego Province (Argentina)

Tierra del Fuego National Park
Tierra del Fuego National Park is located in Tierra del Fuego Province of Argentina. This national park covers an area of 630 sq km.
     

Tucuman Province (Argentina)

Quilmes Ruins
Ruins of Quilmes are located in 110 mi Northwest of Tucuman, Tucumán Province. It is famous for one of the largest settlements from pre-Columbian era.
     

 

 

Geography of Argentina

Argentina occupies the Southeastern part of the continental South America, the eastern part of the island of Tierra del Fuego and Estados islands nearby. Argentina is bordered by Chile in the West, Bolivia and Paraguay in the North and Brazil and Uruguay in the Northeast, and Atlantic Ocean in the East.

 

Religion in Argentina

The majority of the population in Argentina are Roman Catholics.

 

 

Politics in Argentina

Argentina is a federal republic. The head of the state and government is the president who gets elected every four years. Legislative power is in the hands of National Congress.

 

Weather in Argentina

The hot and humid climate of the Amazon rain forest in the North is gradually transformed into a cold climate of Patagonia and Tierra del Fueggo Island.

 

Language in Argentina

The official language of the country is Spanish. Additionally German, French and Italian are commonly used.