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 ,a large producer of beef and steaks. Pampa
These days Argentina is called The Soya Republic
The most powerful people in the country, make there money in agriculture
Neighboring country's (and/or Seas)
Chili, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay, Atlantic Ocean.
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).
97% white from mainly Spanish and Italian descent. 3% mixed white Indian or different
92% catholic, 2% protestant, 2% Jewish, 4% other.
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.
Peso (1 peso = 0.09 euro)
98% above ten years of age, knows how to read and write
The rough Andes Mountains in the west, the fertile plains in the middle and North, The plains of Patagonia up to Vuurland????
Moderately dry in the west, sub tropic in the North, cool and bleak in the south.
good: 29 natural reserves.
bad: deforestation, use of pesticides, pollution of air.
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.
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.