Interesting facts about Argentina

October 6, 2009 | In: Countries facts

Argentina was named from Argentum, the element of silver’s Latin name.

The oldest dinosaur types are known from rocks in Argentina and Brazil and are about 230 million years old.

Argentina is the eight largest country of the world, spreading over an area of approximately 2,766,890 sq km.

Pato is the official national sport of Argentina. It is a combination of polo and basketball.

The Teatro Colón, situated in Buenos Aires (the capital and biggest city of Argentina), is one of the prime opera houses in the world.

Measuring 2,700 in diameter and 80m high, the Iguazu falls of Argentina is one of the largest waterfall in the world.

Argentina is the 3rd biggest producer of beef in the world.

Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina, is the 3rd most populated city worldwide.

The hottest and coldest temperature extremes recorded in South America have occurred in Argentina.

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