The Argentine Republic is located in the South and West Hemisphere. Its relative position in South America gives the country a diversity of land and culture. From the artic regions in the south, to the forested jungle regions in the north, from the ocean coastline on the Atlantic, to the rugged mountain regions in the west, and bordering five other countries, Argentina provides an importantcultural and economic connection for all of South America.
To the North it is bounded by the Republics of Bolivia and Paraguay, which extreme point is in the confluence of the rivers Grande in the Province of San Juan and Mojinete in the Province of Jujuy.
To the east it is bounded by the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Oriental Republic of Uruguay and the Atlantic Ocean. The extreme easternpoint is located in the city of Bernardo de Irigoyen, in the Province of Misiones.
To the West it is bounded by the Republic of Chile. The extreme point is located between Cerro Agassis and Cerro Bolados (in the Mariano Moreno mountain chain) in the Glaciers National Park – Province of Santa Cruz.
The Argentine Republic area of emerged lands is of 3,761,274 sq km of which 2,791,810 sq kmcorrespond to the American Continent and 969,464 sq km to the Antarctic Continent.
For its area, the Argentine Republic is the fourth–largest country in America and Worldwide, for its area it is the seventh–largest country.
The national flag of Argentina consists of three equal horizontal bands of light blue(top),white(center) and light blue (bottom).The emblem featured on the white band is ayellow sun with a human face as the sun of May.
According to Ancient and Heraldic traditions much symbolism is associated with colors. The colors on the Argentina flag represent the following:
-White: Peace and honesty
-Blue: Represents many elements including vigilance, truth and loyalty, perseverance & justice. On the Argentinean flag the sky blue color compliments the sun emblem.
Wasestablished in its current form in 1944, but has its origins in the seal of the General Constituent Assembly of 1813, though there is no known decree or any other type of order or authorisation ordering its specific use. It is supposed, however, that this symbol was chosen quickly because of the existence of a decree signed on February 22, sealed with that seal. The first mention of it in a publicdocument dates to March 12 of that same year, in which it is stated that this seal had to be used by the executive power, that is, the second triumvirate. On April 13 the National Assembly coined the new silver and gold coins, each with the seal of the Assembly on the reverse, in that way what started as a seal became a national coat of arms. On April 27 the coat of arms became a national emblem. Thedecree states also that the coat of arms should not be used in flags, though Belgrano ordered to paint the coat of arms over the flag he gave to the city of Jujuy. Moreover, during the Argentine War of Independence, most flags had the coat of arms.
Argentina's cities are world famous and an essential part of getting to know the culture and customs of each region. From the elegant metropolis offashionable Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, the southernmost city of the world, Argentina's cities are well worth scheduling into your trip. Click on the relevant link to find out about the top sights and best entertainment in Argentina's key cities.
Buenos Aires is a city without boundaries, whose enchantment and magic gets right inside the unsuspecting visitor and leaves them wanting more. The Plaza de Mayo is a good place to start your exploration of Buenos Aires as it is well placed in the centre of the city. As well as relaxing in the square with the Porteños, you can visit the Casa Rosada. With its dusty pink facade and bright white balconies, this is the spot from which many important speeches have been made, including those by Perón and Evita. Today it houses...
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