Argentina Facts

Argentina Facts

Argentina Facts

The name “Argentina” comes from the Latin word for silver, argentum. The original European settlers believed the country was full of silver.

Argentina Facts

In 1913, Argentina was the world’s 10th wealthiest nation per capita. Now it’s the 54th.

Argentina Facts

Argentina has dropped 13 zeroes off their currency since 1970, a factor of ten trillion.

Argentina Facts

Between 1974 and 1983, up to 30,000 people went “missing” in Argentina. Most were killed by the military junta running the country.

Argentina Facts

During Argentina’s dictatorship, opponents were pushed out of planes alive with weights attached to their feet so no bodies would be found as evidence.

Argentina Facts

In 2001, Argentina had 5 presidents in 10 days.

Argentina Facts

In Argentina, political parties have their own brands of beer.

Argentina Facts

Pope Francis used to work as a bar bouncer in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Argentina Facts

Argentina’s retired soccer player Diego Maradona has his own religion made by his fans.

Argentina Facts

In 1938, 15,000 Argentines celebrated in Buenos Aires the NAZI annexation of Austria.

Argentina Facts

The toothpaste “Colgate” in Argentine Spanish translates to “Go Hang Yourself.”

Argentina Facts

There is a Welsh-speaking part of Argentina. It has its own dialect of Welsh.

Argentina Facts

In 1971, Evita Peron’s body was exhumed and flown to Spain, where Argentina’s Ex-President Juan Peron and his new wife kept the corpse in their dining room.

Argentina Facts

A heartbroken Argentine farmer spent decades cultivating a guitar-shaped forest to honor his late wife.

Argentina Facts

The AMIA Bombing of Argentina in 1994 was one of the largest terrorist attacks in South America, killing 85 people.

Argentina Facts

Pope Francis was the first public personality in Argentina to sign a petition for justice in the 1994 AMIA terrorist attack.

Argentina Facts

The world’s widest avenue is the “9th of July” in Argentina, with 14 lanes, plus 4 lanes of parallel streets.

Argentina Facts

If you want to buy dollars in Argentina to travel abroad, you need to send an application to the government declaring where, when and why you are traveling.

Argentina Facts

Argentina has the highest number of psychiatrists per capita in the world.

Argentina Facts

The average person in Argentina spends over 20 hours a week listening to the radio, the most of any country, a survey found.

Argentina Facts

8 people were crushed to death and 2000 people injured following the funeral procession of Eva Peron in Argentina.

Argentina Facts

Argentina has the world’s second-highest rate of anorexia, after Japan.

Argentina Facts

Government officials in Lionel Messi’s hometown in Argentina have banned parents from naming their children “Messi.”

Argentina Facts

In 1977, Argentina sent a pregnant mother to Antarctica in an effort to claim a portion of the continent. The boy became the first human known to be born in Antarctica.

Argentina Facts

The Earth’s magnetic field has been steadily weakening over the past 180 years, specially around Brazil and Argentina.

Argentina Facts

In 1818, the argentine pirate Hippolyte Bouchard attacked Monterey, California. After an hour of combat, Argentina’s flag flew over it.

Argentina Facts

The major figure of the Cuban Revolution, Ernesto “Che” Guevara, was born in Argentina.

Argentina Facts

If you could dig a deep enough hole in China   you would end up in Argentina or Chile.

Argentina Facts

Argentina was the first country in Latin America to legalize  same-sex marriage in 2010.

Argentina Facts

37% of the Argentine population are of Italian descent, about 12,8 million people.

Argentina Facts

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