Argentina

Argentina is the second largest country in South America. It is sandwiched between the Atlantic Ocean and the Andes mountain range. It also has the spectacular Iguaza Falls.

The national sport of Argentina is a sport called ‘Pato’ which not many people will have heard of, but its most popular sport is football, where the legendary Diego Maradona was born. Their national team have won the World Cup twice. Their second largest sport is basketball and their national rugby team is currently ranked 8th in the world. Field hockey, tennis and golf are also popular sports in Argentina.

General Information
Capital: Buenos Aires
Language: Spanish
Currency: Peso
GMT: -3 hours
Flight time: 10 hours
Int Dialling Code: +54
Population: 40 million

Sports Available
Rugby (May – Aug)
Hockey (June – Aug)
Football (All year)
Basketball (All year)
Athletics (May – Sept)
Swimming (May – Sept)
Cricket (Nov – Mar)

Places to Visit
Buenos Aires
Rosario
Iguazu Falls
Mar del Plata