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Food<br />National dish is beef<br />Argentine pizza has less dough than Italian pizza<br />Strong resemblance to Spanish, French, and Italian food<br />Most common dish is Milanesa, a lightly breaded cut of beef<br />
Sports<br /><ul><li>Most popular sport is soccer
National soccer team has won two World Cups in 1978 and 1986
Most famous soccer players are Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi
Manu Ginobili is one of six Argentinian players in the NBA</li></ul>Messi and Maradona<br />
Clothes<br />Similar to the clothing of Australia<br />Farmers usually wear a hat, a poncho, and pants tucked into boots<br />Gaucho is the name for the style of clothing Argentinian farmers wear<br />
Celebrities<br /><ul><li>Sports figures from Argentina include Manu Ginobili (basketball), Carlos Delfino (basketball), Lionel Messi (soccer), and Luis Scola (basketball).
Argentine models include AgustinaQuinteros and Cecilia Benelli
Quinteros won Miss Argentina in 2008</li></ul>Agustina Quinteros<br />
Families often vacation to Mar del Plata, where they can hike and mountain-climb</li></li></ul><li>School<br />Uses a 1-10 grade system instead of A, B, C, D, F<br />Primary school covers grades 1-6 and is offered to children ages 6-14<br />Wear white uniforms as a symbol of learning<br />
The Andes Mountains are located on the western border
Bordered by five countries (Chile, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Bolivia)</li></li></ul><li>Transportation<br /><ul><li>Means of public transportation include bus, taxi, train, and subway
Buenos Aires is the only Argentine city with a subway
A high-speed railway is currently being constructed between Buenos Aires, Rosario, and Cordoba that reaches speeds up to 320 km/h</li></li></ul><li>Weather<br /><ul><li>Varies depending on location
Since the southern part of Argentina is so close to Antarctica, the temperature is consistently below freezing during the winter
In the north, the temperature is usually in the 70s during the winter and over 100 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer months</li></li></ul><li>Language<br /><ul><li>Official language is Spanish
Spanish and Italian are spoken by over 1,000,000 people in the country and German, Yiddish, and Quechua are spoken by over 200,000 people
Over 40 languages are spoken in Argentina</li></li></ul><li>Buenos Aires<br />Capital and largest city<br />Established in 1536<br />Most inhabitants speak Spanish<br />The first movie theater was built in Buenos Aires in 1896<br />Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires<br />
Landmarks<br /><ul><li>There are many landmarks in Buenos Aires in the Plaza de Mayo