Saturday, June 28, 2014

Up with Geography: Argentina

Country Name:

Buenos Aires

South America


South American continent. Argentina outlined
in dark ink and shaded.

A closer view of Argentina & its neighbors.

Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay

Water Borders:
Atlantic Ocean (South)

Total Area(added March 2015)
1,073,518 square miles

Five Largest Cities:
Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Rosario, Mendoza, La Plata

Famous Geographical Point:
Tierra del Fuego (archipelago)

Famous Person:
Eva Peron, former First Lady

Book Set In/About:
The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto "Che" Guevara

Che Guevara's travel diary of his motorcycle trip across South America. While not about Argentina specifically, I felt that this was a good choice for this category because it's an iconic book written by one of the most famous Argentines who's ever lived.

Movie Set In/About:
"The Secret in Their Eyes (El secreto de sus ojos)" (2009), directed by Juan Jose Campanella

When a retired court employee sits down to write a novel, he decides to draw on a case from his past that has long haunted him, the brutal murder of a beautiful woman.

Headline of the Day:
"World Cup 2014: How Argentina Learned to Stop Doubting and Fall in Love with the Genius That Is Lionel Messi" in The Telegraph.


Patricia said...

Tierra del Fuego is one of my favorite things to say. I don't think I actually knew it was an archipelago. I would have correctly located it in South America, though. Although not in Argentina.

balyien said...

It does roll rather nicely off the tongue, doesn't it?

I was just thinking to myself "I always thought Tierra del Fuego was a group of islands." Then I looked up what an archipelago is and realized that it is, in fact, a group of islands. So I guess that's the thing I didn't know.