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List Of The 24 Provinces/States In Argentina

JEROME MICHAEL EBRUPHIYO Monday, November 22, 2021 Basis

 

Introduction

This post will provide information on the list of the 24 provinces/states in Argentina, brief history of Argentina and also provide answers to questions with regard to Argentina as a country.

Brief History of Argentina

The earliest traces of human life in the area now known as Argentina are dated from the Paleolithic period, with further traces in the Mesolithic and Neolithic. Until the period of European colonization, Argentina was relatively sparsely populated by a wide number of diverse cultures with different social organizations, which can be divided into three main groups. The first group are basic hunters and food gatherers without development of pottery, such as the Selknam and Yaghan in the extreme south. The second group are advanced hunters and food gatherers which include the Puelche, Querandí and Serranos in the centre-east; and the Tehuelche in the south all of them conquered by the Mapuche spreading from Chile and the Kom and Wichi in the north. The last group are farmers with pottery, like the Charrúa, Minuane and Guaraní in the northeast, with slash and burn semisedentary existence; the advanced Diaguita sedentary trading culture in the northwest, which was conquered by the Inca Empire around 1480; the Toconoté and Hênîa and Kâmîare in the country's centre, and the Huarpe in the centre-west, a culture that raised llama cattle and was strongly influenced by the Incas. Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic (Spanish: República Argentina), is a country in the southern half of South America. It shares the bulk of the Southern Cone with Chile to the west, and is also bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, Brazil to the northeast, Uruguay and the South Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Drake Passage to the south. Argentina covers an area of 2,780,400 km2 (1,073,500 sq mi), making it the largest Spanish-speaking nation in the world. It is the second-largest country in South America after Brazil, the fourth-largest country in the Americas, and the eighth-largest country in the world. Argentina is subdivided into twenty-three provinces, and one autonomous city, which is the federal capital and largest city of the nation, Buenos Aires. The provinces and the capital have their own constitutions, but exist under a federal system. Argentina claims sovereignty over a part of Antarctica, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. The earliest recorded human presence in modern-day Argentina dates back to the Paleolithic period. The Inca Empire expanded to the northwest of the country in Pre-Columbian times. The country has its roots in Spanish colonization of the region during the 16th century. Argentina rose as the successor state of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata, a Spanish overseas viceroyalty founded in 1776. The declaration and fight for independence (1810–1818) was followed by an extended civil war that lasted until 1861, culminating in the country's reorganization as a federation. The country thereafter enjoyed relative peace and stability, with several waves of European immigration, mainly Italians and Spaniards, radically reshaping its cultural and demographic outlook; over 60% of the population has full or partial Italian ancestry, and Argentine culture has significant connections to Italian culture. The almost-unparalleled increase in prosperity led to Argentina becoming the seventh-wealthiest nation in the world by the early 20th century. In 1896, Argentina's GDP per capita surpassed that of the United States and was consistently in the top ten before at least 1920. Currently, it is ranked 71st in the world. Following the Great Depression in the 1930s, Argentina descended into political instability and economic decline that pushed it back into underdevelopment, although it remained among the fifteen richest countries for several decades. Following the death of President Juan Perón in 1974, his widow and vice president, Isabel Martínez de Perón, ascended to the presidency, before being overthrown in 1976. The following military junta persecuted and murdered thousands of political critics, activists, and leftists in the Dirty War, a period of state terrorism and civil unrest that lasted over until the election of Raúl Alfonsín as president in 1983. Argentina is a developing country that ranks very high in the Human Development Index, the second-highest in Latin America after Chile. It is a regional power, and retains its historic status as a middle power in international affairs. It maintains the second-largest economy in South America, and is a member of G-15 and G20. Argentina is also a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, World Trade Organization, Mercosur, Community of Latin American and Caribbean States and the Organization of Ibero-American States.

List of the 24 Provinces/States in Argentina

Flag Province Capital HASC subdivision code Population (2010)[18] Pop. Est. (2018)[19] Population approximately equal Area Density per km2

1. Autonomous City of Buenos Aires

It has N/A as it capital and it occupies an area of approximately 203 kilo meter square (this is equivalent to 78 square miles). It has the same population approximate with Mongolia.

2. Buenos Aires

It has La Plata as it capital and it occupies an area of approximately 307,571 kilo meter square (this is equivalent to 118,754 square miles). It has the same population approximate with Netherlands.

3. Catamarca

It has San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca as it capital and it occupies an area of approximately 102,602 kilo meter square (this is equivalent to 39,615 square miles). It has the same population approximate with Belize.

4. Chaco

It has Resistencia as it capital and it occupies an area of approximately 99,633 kilo meter square (this is equivalent to 38,469 square miles). It has the same population approximate with Eswatini.

5. Chubut

It has Rawson as it capital and it occupies an area of approximately 224,686 kilo meter square (this is equivalent to 86,752 square miles). It has the same population approximate with Western Sahara.

6. Córdoba

It has Córdoba as it capital and it occupies an area of approximately 165,321 kilo meter square (this is equivalent to 63,831 square miles). It has the same population approximate with Eritrea.

7. Corrientes

It has Corrientes as it capital and it occupies an area of approximately 88,199 kilo meter square (this is equivalent to 34,054 square miles). It has the same population approximate with Djibouti.

8. Entre Ríos

It has Paraná as it capital and it occupies an area of approximately 78,781 kilo meter square (this is equivalent to 30,418 square miles). It has the same population approximate with Equatorial Guinea.

9. Formosa

It has Formosa as it capital and it occupies an area of approximately 72,066 kilo meter square (this is equivalent to 27,825 square miles). It has the same population approximate with Luxembourg.

10. Jujuy

It has San Salvador de Jujuy as it capital and it occupies an area of approximately 53,219 kilo meter square (this is equivalent to 20,548 square miles). It has the same population approximate with Bhutan.

11. La Pampa

It has Santa Rosa as it capital and it occupies an area of approximately 143,440 kilo meter square (this is equivalent to 55,380 square miles). It has the same population approximate with Iceland.

12. La Rioja

It has La Rioja as it capital and it occupies an area of approximately 89,680 kilo meter square (this is equivalent to 34,630 square miles). It has the same population approximate with Bahamas.

13. Mendoza

It has Mendoza as it capital and it occupies an area of approximately 148,827 kilo meter square (this is equivalent to 57,462 square miles). It has the same population approximate with Guinea-Bissau.

14. Misiones

It has Posadas as it capital and it occupies an area of approximately 29,801 kilo meter square (this is equivalent to 11,506 square miles). It has the same population approximate with Mauritius.

15. Neuquén

It has Neuquén as it capital and it occupies an area of approximately 94,078 kilo meter square (this is equivalent to 36,324 square miles). It has the same population approximate with Macau.

16. Río Negro

It has Viedma as it capital and it occupies an area of approximately 203,013 kilo meter square (this is equivalent to 78,384 square miles). It has the same population approximate with Solomon Islands.

17. Salta

It has Salta as it capital and it occupies an area of approximately 155,488 kilo meter square (this is equivalent to 60,034 square miles). It has the same population approximate with Trinidad and Tobago.

18. San Juan

It has San Juan as it capital and it occupies an area of approximately 89,651 kilo meter square (this is equivalent to 34,614 square miles). It has the same population approximate with Bhutan.

19. San Luis

It has San Luis as it capital and it occupies an area of approximately 76,748 kilo meter square (this is equivalent to 29,633 square miles). It has the same population approximate with Maldives.

20. Santa Cruz

It has Río Gallegos as it capital and it occupies an area of approximately 243,943 kilo meter square (this is equivalent to 94,187 square miles). It has the same population approximate with Iceland.

21. Santa Fe

It has Santa Fe as it capital and it occupies an area of approximately 133,007 kilo meter square (this is equivalent to 51,354 square miles). It has the same population approximate with Eritrea.

22. Santiago del Estero

It has Santiago del Estero as it capital and it occupies an area of approximately 136,351 kilo meter square (this is equivalent to 52,645 square miles). It has the same population approximate with Djibouti.

23. Tierra del Fuego, Antártida e Islas del Atlántico Sur

It has Ushuaia as it capital and it occupies an area of approximately 21,263 kilo meter square (this is equivalent to 8,210 square miles). It has the same population approximate with Curacao.

24. Tucumán

It has San Miguel de Tucumán as it capital and it occupies an area of approximately 22,524 kilo meter square (this is equivalent to 8,697 square miles). It has the same population approximate with Bahrain.

22 Amazing Facts About Argentina

  • Argentina produced the world’s first animated feature film in 1917
  • Yerba Mate is the most popular drink in Argentina
  • Argentina is home to both the highest and lowest points of the Southern Hemisphere
  • The capital of Argentina Buenos Aires translates to the ‘good airs’ or ‘fair winds’
  • Beef is an integral part of Argentinian cuisine and the country is littered with steakhouses (locally known as parrillas) just waiting to serve you up a juicy slab of meat
  • The Argentinian flag is blue and white triband, with a yellow sun in the centre
  • Argentina’s most famous freedom fighter Che Guevara’s name was actually Ernesto Guevara
  • Government officials banned parents from naming their children Messi in the football star’s hometown
  • Gauchos are Argentine cowboys
  • Argentina is the home of Tango
  • Pato is the national sport of Argentina
  • 97% of Argentinians have European roots
  • The name Argentina, derives from the Latin word for silver (Argentum is the Latin word for silver and it is from this, that the country adopted its name)
  • The remains of the largest known dinosaur were discovered in Argentina
  • Pope Francis used to work as a nightclub bouncer in Buenos Aires
  • When it comes to godlike figures in Argentina, Maradona sits right up there next to the Virgin Mary and the Pope
  • Argentina sent a pregnant woman to Antarctica in 1977 to try and stake claim to a part of the continent
  • Argentina went through five Presidents in just ten days during the Argentine economic crisis in 2001
  • The Falklands War was never an official war (Most of us will have heard of the Falklands War, the conflict between Britain and Argentina over ownership of the Falkland Islands)
  • Previously, Britain had helped to make Argentina one of the richest countries in the world
  • The first-ever use of fingerprinting for identification occurred in Argentina in 1892
  • Argentina has had two female presidents (Isabel Martínez de Perón 1974, and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner from 2007-2015)

What are historical facts about Argentina?

Spanish explorer Juan Diaz visits the area now called Argentina and claims it for the Spanish crown. In 1535 Buenos Aires is founded by Pedro de Mendoza. Only in 1816, Argentina gained independence from Spain. In 1880 Buenos Aires became capital of Argentina.

What is Argentina's main religion?

The country's national research institute reveals that 62.9 percent of the population is Catholic; 15.3 Protestant, including evangelical groups; 18.9 percent no religion, which includes agnostics; 1.4 percent Jehovah's Witnesses and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Who first discovered Argentina?

Europeans first arrived in the region with the 1502 voyage of Amerigo Vespucci. The Spanish navigators Juan Díaz de Solís and Sebastian Cabot visited the territory that is now Argentina in 1516 and 1526, respectively. In 1536 Pedro de Mendoza founded the small settlement of Buenos Aires, which was abandoned in 1541.

What is Argentina language?

Spanish is the national language, although in Argentina it is spoken in several accents and has absorbed many words from other languages, especially Italian. Numerous foreign languages and dialects can be heard, from Basque and Sicilian to Welsh and Gaelic.

What are the 8 capitals of Argentina?

Buenos Aires, city and capital of Argentina. The city is coextensive with the Federal District (Distrito Federal) and is situated on the shore of the Río de la Plata, 150 miles (240 km) from the Atlantic Ocean.

How many states does Argentina have?

There are 23 Provinces in Argentina

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