Category: The People

Argentina, Its People: How are the Argentines. Who were the first inhabitants and indigenous peoples? Since the Spanish conquest took place. What happened with the arrival of immigrants? As influenced our culture and customs. As the complicated identity was gradually characterizing Argentine developed.
Tango, football, political passions, among others is Argentine emblematic icons of our identity. To learn more see this section of the People in El Sur del Sur: Argentina, the country, its culture and its people….

Puerto Madero, vista del canal con la Fragata. Buenos Aires

Argentine Tourism Industry

Updated March 27, 2019Touristic Destinations Argentine tourism industry developed favored by the magnitude of the wealth of the attractions of our country. The richness of landscapes, and the important tourist infrastructure that has Argentina, allows having a wide and varied tourism offering. From Quiaca to Ushuaia, and from Andes to the Atlantic Coast, Argentina has a wide range of tourist destinations, with a variety of climates and different scenarios, and the most spectacular landscapes. For information on the aspects that determine the variety of tourist destinations, see Dimensions of Argentina report. To learn more...

Camión Transportando carga en ruta

Transportation and Communications in Argentina

Updated March 27, 2019 In 1990 transportation and communications in Argentina, representing 5% of GDP, arriving in 2017 to 9,8%. The transport capacity of a country is linked to its economic potential. Not enough to have a good production. Economic development implies to transport products in and outside the territory, in a short time and at low cost. According to a report from the Rosario Stock Exchange (2018), it is estimated that the cargo transport market in Argentina could amount to 450 million tons per year. This figure arises from the sum of...

Torres eléctricas de alta tensión del complejo Salto Grande

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...

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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...

Actividad Pesquera Argentina, inauguraci

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...

El Lago de los Cisnes, Ballet

5 Emblematic figures of the Argentine Ballet

Updated October 17, 2015 Brief review of the trajectory of the leading figures of the Argentine ballet: Jorge Donn, Norma Fontela and José Neglia, Julio Bocca, Maximiliano Guerra, dancers excellence in Argentina and the world. These emblematic figures of the Argentine Ballet, have in common to have left their mark on the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires as part of Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colon (Superior Art Institute of the Colón Theater) or leading figures in your scenario. Their names have been intimately linked to the history of classical dance in...

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Argentina Population: The Argentine present

Updated March 30, 2019 TThe 20th century, Argentina Population, thus became an allowance of races and cultures producing the interweaving of a complex identity that progressively became a feature of the Argentine people. Tango, soccer, political passions were only some of the cultural productions which spoke of a project worked out within a sea of conflicting ideologies and habits, but with the will to create a country as stated by the preamble of the National Constitution: “for all the honorable men who wish to inhabit the Argentine land”.The great challenge awaiting the Argentinians...

Inmigrantes a la Argentina en el Puerto de Buenos Aires

The arrival of immigrants to Argentina

Updated October 14, 2015 By the 19th century, Argentina was a vast territory with a low demographic density. The need to attract European immigration was a permanent desire. While Europe was industrialized, Argentina was a farming and cattle raising country which provided the old continent with farming products and breeding animals. In turn, it received Europe’s children in search of new horizons in a new world. From the 19th century onwards, men seeking their place in the world arrived from Europe with their suitcases packed with illusions. With rejections, coincidences and the search...

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