Argentina - Encounter Culture Country Spotlight
Argentina: In Union and Liberty
AAG wants to not only promote cultural exchange through our programs, but also provide an opportunity to travel the world virtually. Our goal is to give you the opportunity to learn more about a featured country with whom we are establishing and creating stronger business, political and human ties. This month we are featuring Argentina.
Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic, is located in southeastern South America and is considered the largest Spanish speaking country in Latin America. Because of the country’s long length, it is divided into four main regions: subtropical woodlands, heavily wooded slopes of the Andes, semiarid and cold Patagonian Plateau and temperate region near Buenos Aires. If you travel there you must try mate, a traditional Argentine herbal drink, prepared in a hollow-out gourd which is lovingly passed around and shared with friends and family.
Probably the most well-known expression of Argentine culture is the tango- a combination of Latin dance and music. It’s true that you will still see street Tangeros perform in the heart of Buenos Aries.
Argentina is also famous for their excellent leather products, Malbec wine, earthy cuisine and mouthwatering beef. You can sample all of this at a typical Argentine restaurant, where you should try chorizos (sausage) or mollejas (sweetbread) with chimichurri, a sauce of chopped parsley, dried oregano, garlic, salt, pepper, onion and a splash of olive oil and paprika. For sample Argentinean recipes: Argentinian Recipes
- Language: Spanish
- Currency: Peso
- Capital: Buenos Aires
- Religion: Catholic
- Government: Republic
- Population: 41 million