22 Fun Facts About Argentina


1. Argentina produced the world’s first animated feature film in 1917.

2. Yerba Mate is the most popular drink in Argentina

3. Argentina is home to both the highest and lowest points of the Southern Hemisphere

4. The capital of Argentina Buenos Aires translates to the ‘good airs’ or ‘fair winds’

5. Argentina is the King of Beef but this is changing.

6. The Argentinian flag is blue and white triband, with a yellow sun in the centre.

7. Argentina’s most famous freedom fighter Che Guevara’s name was actually Ernesto Guevara

8. Government officials banned parents from naming their children Messi in the football star’s hometown

9. Gauchos are Argentine cowboys.

10. Argentina is the home of Tango.

11. Pato is the national sport of Argentina

12. 97% of Argentinians have European roots

13. The name Argentina, derives from the Latin word for silver

14. The remains of the largest known dinosaur were discovered in Argentina

15. Pope Francis used to work as a nightclub bouncer in Buenos Aires

16. Football legend Maradona has inspired a religion

17. Argentina sent a pregnant woman to Antarctica in 1977 to try and stake claim to a part of the continent

18. Argentina went through five Presidents in just ten days

19. The Falklands War was never an official war

20. Previously, Britain had helped to make Argentina one of the richest countries in the world

21. Argentina has had two female presidents

22. The first-ever use of fingerprinting for identification occurred in Argentina in 1892

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