SPOTLIGHT ON

ARGENTINA


How much do you know about Argentina? Answer the questions and then check your answers by reading the text below.

1. Argentina is in _____.
2. The population of Argentina is _____.
3. The official language of Argentina is _____.
4. Argentina became independent in _____.

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Argentina is in South America. It has a population of 39 million and the official language is Spanish. It gained independence from Spain in 1816. The unemployment rate is over 15 percent. The currency is the Argentine Peso.

Some parts of Argentina experience earthquakes. In the north east there can be violent windstorms and flooding.

There is some fantastic scenery in Argentina. There are many great train rides such as the Train to the Clouds; a 15 hour ride which takes you through the stunning scenery of the Andes mountains. Because the train is so high, you can look down and see clouds under the bridges. It is truly an amazing journey.

ANSWERS
1. Argentina is in South America.
2. The population of Argentina is 39million.
3. The official language of Argentina is Spanish.
4. Argentina became indpendent in 1816.