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Argentina

However a small amount of people live on the countryside, Argentina is a true and true agricultural country. From the very beginning this country was the grain-barn of Europe. Later on the country became, thanks to its many cows on the  De enorme grasvelden in Zuid-Amerika worden pampa genoemd.Pampa ,a large producer of beef and steaks.

These days Argentina is called The Soya Republic

The most powerful people in the country, make there money in agriculture 

Country
Argentina.

Government
Republic.

Capital
Buenos Aires.

Neighboring country's (and/or Seas)
Chili, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay, Atlantic Ocean.

Dimensions
66.6 x as big as Holland; in size the eight biggest country in the world.

Amount of inhabitants
Over 43 million (92.5% lives in cities, of wich 13,5 million in the capital).

People
97% white from mainly Spanish and Italian descent. 3% mixed white Indian or different

Religions
92% catholic, 2% protestant, 2% Jewish, 4% other.

Language
Spanish

Flag
Three horizontal stripes: light blue-white-light blue. In the white stripe you'll find a shining sun, upon which you have to remember the day in may 1810, when the sun broke trough the clouds, just after the mass demonstrations for independence.

Currency
Peso (1 peso = 0.09 euro)

Education
98% above ten years of age, knows how to read and write

Landscape
The rough Andes Mountains in the west, the fertile plains in the middle and North, The plains of Patagonia up to Vuurland????

Trekkers in v-vorm tijdens de sojaoogst

Climate
Moderately dry in the west, sub tropic in the North, cool and bleak in the south.

Environment
good: 29 natural reserves.
bad: deforestation, use of pesticides, pollution of air.

Deforestation
Many
forests have .disappeared because of soya growing and forest fires. Around Cordoba only five percent is left of what ones was 12 million acres of forest, that the province provided at the beginning of the last century.

 

Soya
About 52 million tons of soya are harvested every year, Of which 48 tons are being used for the export of soya flour and soya oil. (2013)

Over 19 million acres of land is being used for Soya (1 acre= approx. 2 soccer fields).

Argentina
is the third largest soya producer in the world; Soya provides for a third income for the country.

In Europe, Holland is the second largest importer of soya from Argentina.

99% of all from Argentinean soya is transgenic The seeds are developed in such a manner for it to be able to handle agricultural pesticides.

6% of all soya beans are for direct consumption, three quarter is mend for animal food????, the rest is mend for biodiesel and lecithin etc.

In the year 2005 Argentina was the world's biggest meat exporter. The export of steaks has diminished immensely. There is less and less space for cows, because there meadows are in growing numbers changed in to soya fields. Soya produces more money then meat.