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Argentina, is a large, elongated country in the southern part of South America, neighbouring countries being Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay to the north, Uruguay to the north east and Chile to the west. In the east Argentina has a long South Atlantic Ocean coastline. Argentina is a popular ski destination; the powdery white slopes of the Andes offer plenty of snow-filled entertainment, from the modern resort Las Leñas near Mendoza, to the magnificent Mount Chapelco, behind San Martín de los Andes. For those who fancy their outdoor pursuits a little more relaxed, find plenty of romantic walking tours in Argentina’s glistening Lake District, spot whales off the coast at Puerto Madryn, meet baby penguins in Punta Tombo and discover picturesque 17-18th century Jesuit chapels and farmhouses in beautiful Córdoba. Another of the country’s majestic natural beauties is the mighty Iguazu Falls, bordering Argentina and Brazil. Buenos Aires, is the country’s chaotic, enticing, hypnotic and addictive capital, with its all night fiestas, piled high plates of sizzling meats and ever flowing smooth red wine.
Football is a national obsession; the fortunes of la albiceleste (the white and sky blue) are just as important to many Argentines as the current economic or political situation. The likes of Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi and Daniel Passarella are treated like deities, and the celebrated Buenos Aires clubs have become just as synonymous with Argentina as the tango . If you come to Argentina, you shouldn't miss the chance to experience a professional match live . Argentina's fans are very passionate. Other sports such as Rugby and basketball (basquet) are also popular. Polo is popular among the upper classes although it is still part of the nation's culture and can be readily seen in all areas of life. Tennis has been growing in popularity with the Argentina's steady production of top players over the past three decades. Field hockey has also became a popular sport, especially among women. Car racing is popular too: Golf in Argentina is an increasingly popular sport in Argentina, thanks in part to the success of Argentinian players such as Angel Cabrera, Andres Romero and Eduardo Romero.
Argentina Cities & Main Attractions : The largest cities are:
Buenos Aires or "Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires", usually called Capital Federal to distinguish it from the province of Buenos Aires.
Córdoba, second largest.
Rosario, third largest city.
Mendoza, fourth largest, well known for its extensive and high quality wine production.
La Plata, capital of the most important province, and known as "the perfect city" for its tracing (see map).
San Miguel de Tucuman, The largest city in the northwest. And sixth largest city in Argentina.
San Juan, the tenth largest city, capital of the province of San Juan, and a center of quality wine production.
Other Attractions :
The awesome Iguazú Falls, right in the north-east corner of the country.
The Nahuel Huapi National Park, in Patagonia in the foothills of the Andes mountains and its main city San Carlos de Bariloche
El Calafate, the main destination when visiting the Glaciers National Park and the advancing Perito Moreno Glacier.
The Perito Moreno Glacier, really a must when visiting Argentina.
The thrilling Ibera Wetlands (or Esteros del Ibera), a nature reserve of 13'000 sqare km with its eco village Colonia Carlos Pellegrini right in the heart of the reserve.
Many ski centers operate in the Andes during the winter; Las Leñas and San Carlos de Bariloche are particularly well-known.
There are two important nature preserves around Puerto Madryn, Punta Tombo, and Peninsula Valdes where one can see guanacos, rheas, penguins, sea lions, birds, and whales at certain times of the year.
The wine regions of Mendoza and Salta are also very popular tourist destinations.
Argentina Flights & Airports : Aerolíneas Argentinas and LAN Argentina offer connections between Buenos Aires' international airport Ezeiza and many cities throughout South America, as well as North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Qantas now offers direct flights from Sydney to Buenos Aires. If you plan on visiting Buenos Aires you will fly into Ministro Pistarini International Airport; if you're traveling to another location in Argentina you may have to travel from Ezeiza international airport to the Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, the domestic airport in Buenos Aires.