Argentina Welcome to our 2017-2018 destination Previous Next Welcome The capital of Argentina is known as the “Paris of South America” because of its European influences. Join us as we journey across the border. Here, you’ll find resources to help you take a adventure to Argentina. Enjoy! DID YOU KNOW? The name Argentina comes from the Latin word for sliver 'argentum'. FACT #01 By land area Argentina is the 2nd largest country in South America and the 8th largest country in the world. FACT #02 The capital city of Argentina is Buenos Aires. FACT #03 The Argentine city of Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world. FACT #04 The Latin dance and music called the Tango began in Buenos Aires. FACT #05 The currency of Argentina is called the Peso. FACT #06 Argentine beef is famous around the world and Asado (an Argentine barbecue) is very popular in the country which has the highest consumption of red meat in the world. FACT #07 The most popular sport in Argentina is football (soccer), the Argentine national team has won the football World Cup twice in 1978 and 1986. FACT #08 Basketball, Polo, rugby, golf and women's field hockey are also popular sports in the country. FACT #09 There are over 30 national parks in Argentina. FACT #10 Previous Next Resources Kid’s Corner Kids Websites Argentina 3-5 Argentina Activity Book (PDF) K-2 Argentina Activity Book (PDF) El Gaucho (PDF) Gaucho Venn Diagram (PDF) Mural Art (PDF) Mural Art - K-2 (PDF) Post Card - Patagonia 2-sided (PDF) Post Card - Patagonia (PDF) plan a visit Bring a unique experience to your students and yourself! Talk to us about planning a trip. Plan a Trip!