Argentina Facts – Interesting Facts About Argentina

Interesting Facts About Argentina

Argentina’s economy is third largest economy in Latin America and second largest in South America.

Argentine’s are scared of spices. Beef and vegetable with a plain sauce called ‘chimicchurri’ constitutes the major part of their diet.

One has to apply to get dollars to leave the country. And you may even get rejected.

Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina. It means “fair winds.”

Argentina has the highest rate of movie viewing in the world.

The third largest fresh water reserve in the world is the Perito Moreno Glacier in Patagonia. It is also one of the only three glaciers in Argentina that is growing and not shrinking.

In Lionel Messi’s hometown Rosario, Argentina, the government officials have banned parents from naming their children “Messi” to avoid mass confusion.

Spanish arrived in 1516 and ruled Argentina for 300 years.

In 1816, Argentina claimed independence from Spain.

Argentina comes from the Latin word argentums, meaning silver. The original European settlers believed that the country was full of silver.