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Country Information : Argentina

We have summarized little insight into Argentina for you, take a quick look!

Population: approx.43,880,000 (including 13,000,000 in the Greater Buenos Aires area)

Area: 2,780,400 km²

Official Language: Spanish

Currency: Argentine Peso (ARS)

Time Zone: UTC-3

Form of Government: Federalist, Republican Presidential Democratic Style.

The current head of state, the Presidente de la Nación Argentina, has been Mauricio Macri since 2015.

The History

about 15,000 BC Chr : First settlement from North America

13th - 15th centuries AD: expansion of the Inca empire into large parts of northwestern Argentina

1502 AD: The first Europeans reach Argentina

from the 16th century AD: colonization by Spain

May 25, 1810: May Revolution Declaration of Independence from Spain

July 9, 1816: Independence recognized by Spain

In the following almost 200 years, the history of Argentina was mainly shaped by military coups, dictatorships, and civil wars. In 1982, the Falklands War broke out with England, which ended with the surrender of Argentina on June 14 of the same year. The Falkland Islands, the “Islas Malvinas”, are still the territory of Great Britain.

Free elections have been held regularly in Argentina since 1983.

Argentine Holidays

January 1: New Year (Año Nuevo)

March 24: Memorial day of the 1976 military coup

Maundy Thursday, Good Friday (Viernes Santo) and Easter (Pascuas)

April 2: Day of Islas Malvinas (Día del Veterano y de los Caídos en la Guerra de Malvinas)

May 1: Labor Day (Día del Trabajador)

May 25: Declaration of independence from Spain on May 25, 1810 (Primer Gobierno Patrio)

June 20: National Flag Day (Día de la Bandera, officially: Paso a la Inmortalidad del General Manuel Belgrano)

July 9: Independence recognized by Spain on July 9, 1816 (Día de la Independencia)

August 17: Memorial Day in honor of General José de San Martín (Paso a la Inmortalidad del General José de San Martín)

October 12: Christopher Columbus' discovery of America(Día de la Raza) (siehe auch: Kolumbus-Tag)

December 8: Conception of Mary (Inmaculada Concepción de María)

December 8: Conception of Mary (Inmaculada Concepción de María)

(December 31: New Year's Eve is partially off work)

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