All About Mendoza

Argentina is located in the southern extreme of South America. With a continental  extension of 2.791.810 Km2. (including Malvinas Islands, other South Atlantic Islands and part of Antarctica). Argentina is the second largest country in South America and the eighth in the world.


The sun, named el sol de mayo(the sun of May) after Argentina’s May revolution, which eventually lead to the nation’s independence from Spain, is a national emblem. 

Argentina has a low demographic density. It consists of around 36 million people, mainly established in the urban centres. The 85% of the population is descendant of immigrants from Europe.

Argentina's cultural roots are mainly europeans and that is clearly reflected in its architecture, music, literature and lifestyle. It has an intense cultural activity. It is seen in the festivities, expositions, cinemas, theatres, and concerts that take place in the main cities. Many sports in Argentina are practiced. However, Football.. (soccer in this case) is by FAR the most dominant. They're pretty good at it too. In the 2014 world cup they made it to the final game but unfortunately lost to Germany.

The official religion of Argentina is the Apostolic Roman Catholic, but there is complete religious freedom. Thank Heavens. Religious Freedom is a good thing. 

 Many people when they think of Argentina think Tacos because it is in South America, but Argentina has a very strong European influence. They eat a lot of meat (mostly beef) and lots of pasta. Oh and empanadas too! 

The Argentine Peso is the official currency. 
Bills come in 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 pesos. One pesos equals one hundred cents.

In the Southern hemisphere the seasons are the opposite to those in the Northern hemisphere. Depending on where you are serving the temperatures are more or less extreme.

Mendoza Specifically:
A typical view in Mendoza, Argentina
It is located in the northern-central part of the province, in a region of foothills and high plains, on the eastern side of the Andes mountains. Mendoza's population is around 115,000.  Two of the main industries of Mendoza area are olive oil production and wine making.

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