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Dimensions of Argentina: Limits, lengths and surface

Updated March 29, 2019 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...

Título Provincias Argentinas

Argentine Provinces

Updated March 29, 2019 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,...

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Mining and Power in Argentina

Updated March 28, 2019 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. Although, Vaca Muerta, is the second unconventional gas resource in the world, and 4th unconventional petroleum resource, Argentina should bet on the development of renewable energies. Just as the Secretariat of Environment and Sustainable Development itself, which is dependent on the Presidency of the Nation, has recognized...

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Industrial Activity in Argentina

Updated March 28, 2019 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. Within the organization of industrial activity in the country, the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA), is one of the pillars of the sector. The UIA represents 115,000 establishments and 1,382,000 formal jobs in the country. Despite the fall of 5% in the industrial...

Exposición Ganadera Argentina en la Sociedad Rural

Livestock in Argentina

Updated March 28, 2019Panorama 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...

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Foreign Trade in Argentina

Updated March 28, 2019Mercosur 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...

Agricultura Argentina, vista aérea

Agriculture in Argentina

Updated March 27, 2019Panorama 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...

Argentina Continental Integration

Argentina Continental Integration

Updated April 5, 2019 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...

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Fishing Activity in Argentina

Updated March 28, 2019 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...

Argentina Actividades Económicas

Economic Activities in Argentina

Updated March 27, 2019 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...

Argentina en el Mundo Planisferio

Argentina in the World

Updated March 29, 2019 AArgentina in the world, is in eighth place, by the size of its surface. Of the 200 countries in the world, Argentina is one of the largest after Russia, Canada, China, USA, Brazil, Australia and India. Argentina limits over 9376 km with Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil and Uruguay. It is the second largest South American country after Brazil. Among the countries whose official language is Spanish, Argentina is the largest by land area. At the same time, it is one of the countries with less population density. Nowadays, it...

Argentina Geographic Regions, Altas Cumbres Road, Córdoba

Argentina Geographic Regions

Updated March 28, 2019 Argentina geographic regions are very dissimilar. There are plains and mountain ranges; woods and jungles; arid, swampy or clayish lands. Traversing the country along its latitude (3.779 km, according to IGN) is a long way. From the point of view of geography, Argentina can be divided into eight different regions defined by a homogeneous climate and relief; these, in turn, are sub-divided according to its most salient features; to learn more about the climate in different regions see  Types of Climate of Argentina Plata Plain This great surface of...

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