Brief demographic data on the Republica Argentina (Argentine Republic)
Unit 1 - Location of Argentina
Where is Argentina?
located in the southeast part of South America. Its neighboring countries are Paraguay and Bolivia in the north, Uruguay in the east, Brazil in the northeast and Chile in the west. The geographical coordinates of the country are 34 00 S and 64 00 W.
Unit 2 - Flag of Argentina
This flag was adopted on February 12, 1812. The colours represent the clear skies and snow of the Andes; the sun symbol commemorates the appearance of the sun through cloudy skies on 25 May 1810 during the first mass demonstration in favour of independence (1816). The "Sun of May" design was added to the flag in 1818, which features are those of Inti, the Inca god of the sun.
Unit 3- Demographics
Independance was declared from Spain in 1816.
Major Language: Spanish
Capital: Buenos Aires
First President: Bernardino Rivadavia (1826 - 1827)
Major Religion: Christianity
Now we will move on to the the period of the "Dirty War" (1976 - 1983)