Country of the Week: Argentina

In South America, Argentina is one of the most lively and well-recognized country in the region. Known for fútbol, the Andes, and tango, this country ius ripe with fun travel opportunities for you to explore and enjoy.
Other title(s): República Argentina
Continent: South America
Capital: Buenos Aires
Most populous city: Buenos Aires
Current political leader: President: Mauricio Macri
Currency: Peso (ARS)
Language(s): Spanish
Major Religion(s): Roman Catholic
National Costume: gaucho, embellished dress
Famous landmarks: Glaciar Perito Moreno, Parque Nacional Lanín, Parque Nacional Iguazú, Los Seismiles, Parque Nacional Talampaya, Parque Provincial Aconcagua, Garganta del Diablo, Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
National Symbol: Coat of Arms: golden sun of May on top, on the top of a spike (which symbolizes the locals' defense on liberty and land) is the Phygian cap representing liberty; hand shaking signifies unity; bird: hornero; flower: ceibo
Movies filmed in Argentina: Evita, Seven Years in TIbet, Children of Men, The Secret in Their Eyes, Wild Tales, Focus, The Colony
Famous people: Eva Peron, Maradona, Leo Messi, Pope Francis (Jorge Mario Bergoglio)
Climate: In Argentina, the range of climates often differ from place to place. near the brazilian border, a subtropical atmosphere can be felt while the south has a much colder air about it. The larger portion of the country, however, varies from temperate to hot, leading many people to classify the land as a tropical area. Travelers definitely need to keep track of the weather on the places they want to visit because it can change dramatically without prior knowledge.
Popular festivals: Folklore National Festival, Carnival, Tango Festival, Vendimia, Oktoberfest, La Revolucion de Mayo or Dia Nacional