>> Friday, 3 February 2012
As we also knows Argentina is the second largest country in South America, constituted as a federation of 23 provinces and an autonomous city, Buenos Aires. It is the eighth-largest country in the world by land area and the largest among Spanish-speaking nations, though Mexico, Colombia and Spain are more populous. The official language of Argentina is Spanish, usually called castellano (Castilian) by Argentines.Argentina is highly urbanized, with the ten largest metropolitan areas accounting for half of the population, and fewer than one in ten living in rural areas.Argentina has abundant natural resources, a well-educated population, an export-oriented agricultural sector and a relatively diversified industrial base. Domestic instability and global trends, however, contributed to Argentina’s decline from its noteworthy position as the world’s 10th wealthiest nation. The official national sport of Argentina is pato, played with a six-handle ball on horseback, but the most popular sport is association football and Sumita loves it.