Argentina

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Why Argentina?

Some reasons why you might consider traveling to Argentina (provided by Wikivoyage):
Argentina is a large country in the southern part of South America. It offers a great diversity of climates and landscapes from jungles in the north, great grass plains in the centre and frozen mountains in the south.
Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic (Spanish: República Argentina), is in South America, and is the eighth-largest country in the world. The highest and the lowest points of South America are also in Argentina: At 6,960 m, Cerro Aconcagua is the tallest mountain in the Americas while Laguna del Carbón, at 105 m below sea level, in Santa Cruz Province is the lowest point in South America.
At the southern tip of Argentina there are several routes between the South Atlantic and the South Pacific Oceans including the Strait of Magellan, the Beagle Channel, and the Drake Passage---as alternatives to sailing around Cape Horn in the open ocean between South America and Antarctica. The name Argentina derives from argentinos, the Ancient Greek diminutive (tinos) form for silver (argentos), which is what early Spanish explorers sought when they reached the region in the 16th century.

Cities:

  • 1 Buenos Aires — the capital at the shores of the Río de la Plata, occasionally called Capital Federal to distinguish it from the province of Buenos Aires
  • 2 Córdoba — second largest city, in the heart of the Pampas region, known for its university and near a beautiful mountain range
  • 3 Rosario — on the Paraná shore, known for beautiful neoclassical architecture
  • 4 Mendoza — well known for its extensive and high quality wine production. It is also near Aconcagua, the highest mountain outside of the Himalayas
  • 5 San Miguel de Tucuman — the largest city in the northwest, near a subtropical jungle region
  • 6 La Plata — the capital of Buenos Aires province, known as “the perfect city” for its tracing; just look at a map of the street pattern of the city
  • 7 Salta — in the Northwest, known as ‘La Linda’ due to its old city and the beautiful surroundings
  • 8 San Juan — a centre of quality wine production
  • 9 San Carlos de Bariloche — in the foothills of the Andes with lots of facilities for skiing and trekking. Known for its picturesque snow-covered landscapes and the European style of its buildings
  •  – home to the impressively tiled Blue Mosque, and the staging point for trips into Uzbekistan. Ethnically diverse, Mazar is considered the most liberal city in the country after Kabul.

Other Destinations:

  • 1 El Calafate — the main destination when visiting the Glaciers National Park; advancing to the Perito Moreno Glacier is a must when visiting Argentina
  • Iberá Wetlands — a nature reserve of 13,000 km² in a large swampland region with unique wildlife, with its eco village Colonia Carlos Pellegrini right in the heart of the reserve
  • 2 Iguazú Falls — awesome falls right in the north-east corner of the country
  • 3 Nahuel Huapi National Park — at the foothills of the Andes mountains with lakes, rivers, waterfalls, peaks, glaciers and forests
  • 4 Quebrada de Humahuaca — a narrow valley in the arid mountains of Jujuy province, including famous colourful mountains and magnificent desert landscapes
  •  Wakhan National Park Wakhan District on Wikipedia – one of Afghanistan’s most isolated areas, with soaring mountains and unique cultures

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