Argentina is located in southern South America and it is the southernmost country in the world. Some of its neighbor countries are Brazil , Chile and Uruguay .
Argentina is 2 hours ahead of US Eastern Standard time during the US fall/winter, and 1 hour ahead US Eastern Standard during US spring/summer. Therefore travelers coming from North America will experience little or no jet lag.
Argentina is the eight largest country in the world with a surface of 1.068.296 square miles ( 2,780,092 square kilometers).
The country's territory offers a wide variety of climates: subtropical in the North, sub-Antarctic in the southern Patagonia , and mild and humid in the Pampas plains. Remember that in the southern hemisphere the seasons are opposite of those in the northern hemisphere(when it's summer in North America, it's winter-time in Argentina).
Argentina has a population of 39,5 million people and a high diversity of immigrant communities particularly from Europe. In the capitol city of Buenos Aires you will enjoy a sophisticated European style which makes travelers feel very comfortable no matter how many miles they are from home. For this reason Buenos Aires is known as the "Paris of South America".
Spanish is the official language. English is widely spoken in tourist destinations.
Buenos Aires is a wonderful place to learn about Latin American culture and art. Argentina's literacy rate is 97,1%.
The Argentine peso is Argentina 's official currency. US dollars, Euros and credit cards are widely accepted in Argentina . The local currency was devalued in January 2002, thereby making Argentina an inexpensive destination. large .jpg
No yellow fever, malaria, Ebola or tropical illnesses exist in Argentina . Tap water is safe to drink in all tourist cities and mineral water is of top quality.