Argentina is located in South America. It covers the entire southeast of the continent and is located in the southern hemisphere of the Earth. Argentina borders Chile in the west along its entire length. There are further borders with Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil and Uruguay. So there are five neighboring countries. The southeast borders the Atlantic Ocean.
Argentina is the eighth largest country in the world. In South America, it is the second largest country after Brazil. And Germany would fit into Argentina seven times.
In Spanish, the country is called Argentina. That’s what they say: Archentina (with ch as with us in “ach”). The name is derived from the Latin word for silver (argentum) – because that’s what the Spaniards hoped to find here.
Argentina stretches for 3700 kilometers from north to south. You could drive all over Europe, for example from Oslo to Athens, and you still wouldn’t have arrived, because that’s only 3400 kilometers…
Of course, the enormous north-south extent also leads to very different landscapes. In the north, Argentina has a share in the Gran Chaco. This is a hot and dry plain, where mainly thorn bushes grow. The northeast, on the other hand, is humid and swampy. The landscape here is called Mesopotamia, it is located between the rivers Río Paraná and Río Uruguay.
In the east around the Río de la Plata is the Pampa. This is a grass steppe. In Argentina, the pampa is the heartland. Cattle breeding is mainly practiced there. Wheat is also grown here. The largest lake in the country is also located in the Pampa: it is called Mar Chiquita.
The Río de la Plata is the name given to the large mouth of the Río Paraná and Río Uruguay rivers. On the South American Atlantic coast, it forms a clearly visible incision in the coast.
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