Religion in Argentina
92% of the population are Catholics, there are also Protestants and Jews.
Transport in Argentina
The flight to Argentina takes place with a transfer in Europe, it usually takes about 23 hours. All flights arrive at the international airport “Ministro Pistarini” (“Ezeisa”), which is located 47 km from Buenos Aires.
Within the country, you can move around with the help of domestic flights, as well as by rail and buses. Almost all buses are equipped with air conditioning and toilets.
Rail links are less popular. Inside the cities, it is best to travel by taxi. You can also rent a car. The rental price will depend on how many kilometers you have driven on it.
Plant and Animal World in Argentina
On the plains of the north, wet and dry subtropical evergreen forests grow, dominated by trees such as araucaria, cedro and lapacho. A little further south dominated by herbs and marsh vegetation with reeds, reeds and water lilies. In the area of the pampas, steppe vegetation predominates – low-growing trees, thorny bushes and hard grasses.
The animal world is also quite diverse. Of the endemic species, the Pampas deer, the Pampas cat and the Magellanic dog live here. Puma is found in the steppes, but rodents are the most common. Flamingos and herons can be found in the local swamps, and hummingbirds in the forests.
Minerals in Argentina
Argentina’s main minerals are oil and natural gas, and coal, uranium, iron ore, tin, copper, lead, zinc and silver are also mined in small quantities.
Banks in Argentina
Banks are open on weekdays from 10:00 to 15:00.
Money in Argentina
The official currency of Argentina is the new Argentine peso, which is equal to 100 centavos. In circulation are denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 2 pesos, as well as coins of 1, 2 and 5 pesos, 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 centavos. You can exchange currency in banks, large shopping centers, hotels and exchange offices. All major stores, restaurants and hotels accept credit cards. Traveler’s checks are best purchased in US dollars.
Rate: 100 Argentine Peso (ARS) = 5.13 USD
Political State in Argentina
According to politicsezine, Argentina is a federal republic. Executive power is vested in the government headed by the prime minister and the president. Legislative power is concentrated in the hands of the National Congress.
Population in Argentina
Most of the population are descendants of immigrants from Europe. Native Indians live in the south and north of the country, but now they are becoming less and less.
The official language of Argentina is Spanish. Only employees of hotels and sellers in large stores can explain themselves in English.
Cuisine in Argentina
Argentinean cuisine has European influences. Vegetable dishes are very popular, such as saltado stew, corn porridge with various fillings, gazpacho soup made from mashed tomatoes and cucumbers, and various types of pizza.
In Argentina, they cook the most delicious beef in the world. Be sure to try grilled “parrillada” meat (a mixture of steak, sausages and meat offal), “milanesa” chop with fried potatoes, meatloaf with vegetables and eggs “matambre”, meat with blood “yugoso”, grilled beef ” bife de lomo”, charcoal grilled meat cubes “churasco”.
In addition to beef, you can taste pork locro stewed with corn, chicken in beer, fried lamb brisket with spices, fried oxtails, stewed armadillo and ostrich meat. In Argentine cuisine, there are also fish dishes from shrimp, squid, smoked eel, oysters and trout.
Desserts include fruit pies, panquiques jelly and dulce de leche caramel, but gelado ice cream is the most popular. Mate tea is considered the national drink, black coffee is also drunk. Of the alcoholic beverages, it is worth highlighting the world-famous Argentine wines, especially those made from the Malbec and Torrontes grape varieties. Good local gin and whiskey.