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What did the first Spanish conquerors expect to find in Argentina?
Silver. The country name is derived from the Latin argentum (silver - Ag). La Plata Basin (literally "Silver river") does not have any sources of silver, but the first Spaniards arrived to the area following rumors of the existence of silver mountains.
Which of the following is the symbol seen on the Argentinian flag?
Inti, the Inca God. The Mayan Sun that can be seen on the flag of Argentina and Uruguay is, in fact, the image of Inti - the Inca God. It is also the symbol of the May Revolution which led to Argentina becoming a sovereign country.
Where was Che Guevara from?
Argentina. Ernesto Guevara was born in Rosario, Argentina, the eldest of five children in an Argentine family of Spanish, Basque and Irish descent. His father, a staunch supporter of Republicans from the Spanish Civil War, often hosted many veterans from the conflict in the Guevara home.
What is the highest active volcano in the world?
Ojos del Salado. Nevado Ojos del Salado is a stratovolcano in the Andes on the Argentina–Chile border and the highest active volcano in the world at 6,893 m (22,615 ft). It is also the second highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere and the highest in Chile.
What kind of meat is one of the main exports of Argentina?
Beef. Cows were first brought to Argentina in 1536 by Spanish Conquistadors. Due to the geography of the Pampas and a small national market, the cattle multiplied rapidly. Beef and its production have played a major part in the culture of Argentina, and cattle industry had become a key growth driver in the economy.
In which country was Mafalda created?
Argentine. Mafalda has occasionally been pointed out as being influenced by Charles Schulz's Peanuts, most notably by Umberto Eco in 1968, who thought of Mafalda and Charlie Brown as the voices unheard of children in the northern and southern hemispheres.
To which country islands known as Islas Malvinas belong?
United Kingdom. Islas Malvinas is the name used in Argentina for Falkland Islands. The islands are controlled by the United Kingdom, however Argentina has also claimed the sovereignty over the islands since it gained independence in 1816.
The first man born in Antarctica is ...
Emilio Palma. Emilio Marcos Palma (born 7 January 1978) is an Argentine man known for being the first documented person born on the continent of Antarctica. Palma was born in Fortín Sargento Cabral at the Esperanza Base, near the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, and weighed 3.4 kg (7 lb 8 oz). His father, Captain Jorge Emilio Palma, was head of the Argentine Army detachment at the base. He is featured in the Guinness Book of Records .
The football clubs of which country were the most successful in the Intercontinental Cup history?
Argentina. The Intercontinental Cup was an official international football competition contested usually between the winners of the European Champions' Cup (now the UEFA Champions League), and the South American Copa Libertadores. From its formation in 1960 to its abolition in 2004, Argentinian clubs won the title 9 times, making Argentina the most successful nation in the cup's history.