Second largest country in South America and has a population of 40,000,000.
Received millions of European immigrants in the 18th and 19th century, it is said that over 90% of the Argentine population today is of foreign background - mainly from Spain, Italy, and France.
Argentina has the 7th largest Jewish population in the world, and the largest in latin america.
Beginning in 1865, foreigners from Wales, UK made a settlement in the Patagonia region of Argentina. It is still there today and the people there still speak Welsh. Apart from Welsh people's, Argentina is home to Germans, French, Dutch, and Polish people. Spanish, Italian, and French descendants make most of the population. 6% of Argentines have Indigenous backgrounds, mostly compromised from the Salta and Jujuy region in Argentina bordering Bolivia and Paraguay.
Argentina is Home of the best sports in the world.
Some of the achievements include:
-Winning Gold Medal in basketball in Athens 2004, and Bronze in 2008.
-Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) won the US Open in Tennis in 2009, defeating Swiss Roger Federer
-Angel Cabrera won the Master's Tournament 2009 in Golf over Tiger Woods
-The Argentine national Rugby team finished 3rd in the World Rugby Championships in 2007 and was invited to join the Tri-Nations union of rugbyin 2009, the most prestigious rugby union formed by Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
-The Argentine soccer team is a perennial power, having won the world cup in 1978 and 1986, losing in the 1990 final and advancing deep in tournaments at every international level. Argentina has won the most U-20 FIFA World Cups, having won in 1979, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2005, and 2007.
-Las Leonas, the Argentine women's Field Hockey team, is among the best in the world having won Gold in the 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, and 2007 Panameric Games. They have also won Bronze in the past 3 Olympic games and have won the World Field Hockey Champions Trophy in 2008 and 2009, finishing third in 2007. Argentine Luciana Aymar is the only person in the history to win FIH Player of the Year award 5 times. Currently, Argentina is ranked 2nd in the world (September 2009).
Most, if not all, southern countries wish to be like Argentina, including Brazilians who are envious of Argentines in every single way. This has led to Argentines being some of the most conceited and egocentric people in the world.
Traveler's Digest ranked Buenos Aires, Argentina #3 in the world for Most Beautiful Women, only behind Copenhagen, Denmark and Stockholm, Sweden.
"That Argentine transfer student gets all the women"
"I know dude, I wish I was from Argentina"
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