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Dimensiones de Argentina. Título.

Dimensions of Argentina

Dimensions of Argentina, in the territorial sense, refer to the extension of its limits, lengths and surface. Argentina is located in southern South America. With regard to Ecuador is located to the south; and west from the meridian of Greenwich. It is a bi-continental country, since it occupies part of South America, which corresponds to the emerged American portion; and a portion of Antarctica. Argentina measured 3779 km towards N-S. It has a wide territorial development in the sense of its latitude, whose endpoints are in the province of Jujuy and the big...

Título Provincias Argentinas

Argentine Provinces

The Republic of Argentina, has 23 provinces and an autonomous city. The autonomous city of Buenos Aires, is the capital of the nation and seat of national government. Argentina is a sovereign state whose system of government is republican, representative and federal. The provinces are autonomous and dictate their own fundamental laws within the framework of representative and federal system of the Republic. Argentina ranks fourth in area, in the Americas and eighth in the world. It is the larger country, between the Spanish-speaking countries. Argentina has all climates, for its large territorial...

Torres eléctricas de alta tensión del complejo Salto Grande

Mining and Power in Argentina

The mining and power in Argentina , is closely linked to the growth of economic activities in the country. Argentina is a country rich in mineral reserves and energy resources, which have not yet been exploited to the extent of their potential. Mining in Argentina Mining basically tends to the production of minerals, from the search, extraction, processing and marketing of minerals that exist in the Earth’s crust. There are metallic and non-metallic minerals. Ores are, for example, copper, iron, aluminum, manganese, lead, zinc, gold and silver, etc. There are non-metallic minerals such...

Autopartes de Industria argentina

Industrial Activity in Argentina

Industrial activity in Argentina is going through a particularly difficult period marked by the rise in domestic costs, the fall in consumption, the inability to import inputs necessary to produce and lack of funding. Stagnated since 2012, the sector accounts for only 15.5% of the national economy. Origins of Industrial activity in Argentina The industrial activity began in the past century with some manufactures like wine in Cuyo, sugar in Tucumán, meat-salting factories in the province of Buenos Aires and weaving mills in Córdoba and Santiago del Estero. The Process of Imports Replacement...

Exposición Ganadera Argentina en la Sociedad Rural

Livestock in Argentina

Panorama of livestock in Argentina According to the figures from the 1988 Livestock National Census (Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas y Censos, INDEC), in Argentina there are 75 million head of cattle including bovine, ovine, porcine and equine cattle. About 60 per cent corresponds to the finest breeds of beef cattle and 30 per cent to the ovine cattle. The cattle were reduced to 69 million, according to the census of 2002. The 57 million head of cattle, 2007, fell to 48 million in 2010. In 2013 the figure stands at 51.7 million. The...

Comercio Exterior de Argentina

Foreign Trade in Argentina

Mercosur On 1 January 1995 began operating the Mercosur, a zone of free trade between the Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. Customs Union imperfect, was implemented within the Mercosur, in order to reach the Common Market. In the case of Argentina and Brazil, the two largest economies in the Mercosur, the adequacy regime introduced a calendar, in which tariffs will be gradually reduced. This stage lasts until 2000, when the rates and exemptions are eliminated to Common External Tariff, which remained in the regimen. Thus began another stage of the Customs Union which...

Agricultura Argentina, vista aérea

Agriculture in Argentina

Panorama of agriculture in Argentina The agriculture in Argentina is one of the main economic activities that not only caters to the country, but that the surplus is exported. Argentina has a continental area of about 2.8 million square kilometers and has around 34 million hectares of agricultural crops. The main crops are: soy, wheat, corn, sunflower, sorghum and rice. Production of vegetables and legumes occupies only 1.5% of that total, with 500,000 hectares. Agricultural crop areas According to the prevailing climate, the country is divided into mild, sub-tropical and arid regions. The...

Logos MERCOSUR y UNASUR, organismos de Integración Continental

Argentina Continental Integration

The continental integration of Latin American countries, “the great nation” was the dream of the Liberators of the War of Independence of the Spanish empire, as José de San Martín and Simón Bolivar. Latin American countries started to be emancipated at a time when the great European powers began to apportion the world into different colonies and areas of influence. The division of Latin America can also derive from European hegemony and the dispute for the New World territories. As a possible consequence of this worldwide process, among the local political and economic...

Actividad Pesquera Argentina, inauguraci

Fishing Activity in Argentina

LArgentina fishing is an economic activity with high expectations for the future, given the importance of fisheries resources. Argentina is a country with a long marine coast, with 4700 km of coastline on the South Atlantic Ocean, plus inland waters, and aquaculture. The Argentine Sea is characterized by its size and biodiversity, making it one of the fishing banks, richest on Earth. Are about a thousand fish species, including fish, shellfish and mammals that live in its waters. The platform of the Argentine Sea covers 1,000,000 km2. The origin of the Fishing Activity...

Argentina Actividades Económicas

Economic Activities in Argentina

Argentina economic activities followed a pattern of agricultural and livestock exports which endured from the colonial times up to the early decades of the 20th century. Then it gave rise to the production of some manufactures, which stopped coming from Europe, until the establishment of industries that would mark the early path of the country. Main Economic Activities in Argentina Agriculture One of the most important branches in Argentine economy is agriculture. It does not only meet domestic demand but its exports also account for a fourth of the total income from goods...

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