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Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic (Spanish: República Argentina, is the second largest country in South America, constituted as a federation of 23 provinces and an autonomous city, Buenos Aires. It is the eighth-largest country in the world by land area and the largest among Spanish-speaking nations, though Mexico, Colombia and Spain are more populous. Argentina's continental area is between the Andes mountain range in the west and the Atlantic Ocean in the east. It borders Paraguay and Bolivia to the north, Brazil and Uruguay to the northeast, and Chile to the west and south. Argentine claims over Antarctica, as well as overlapping claims made by Chile and the United Kingdom, are suspended by the Antarctic Treaty of 1961. Argentina also claims the Falkland Islands (Spanish: Islas Malvinas) and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, which are administered by the United Kingdom as British Overseas Territories.

Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is more known for its world-renowned culture than famous monuments. The city, as well as the inhabitants, is characterized by pride in its character and uniqueness. The book readers in the outdoor cafés, the dancers in the smoky tango bars, and the passionate citizens discussing government and football on the street-corners are all part of the essence of Buenos Aires. The city has one of the greatest entertainment and nightlife scenes in the world. Theatres, tango shows, bars, and clubs all exhibit the great South American flair.

Mar del Plata
Mar del Plata is Argentina's premiere beach resort, offering 17 kilometres of beaches, sports fishing, colonial architecture, a university, sports, zoo, casino and lively nightlife plus a number of parks and gardens to tempt the visitor.  Mar del Plata is an easy 400+ km reach from Buenos Aires.

Rosario City borders on the Paraná River to the East where boats with important draught arrive since its navigability conditions are great. To the North and South, it borders respectively on the Ludueña and Saladillo Streams, which also cross the city from west to east.  The Monumento a la Bandera (Monument to the Flag) is the starting point to a walk around the city centre. Costa Alta and Embarcadero Resorts are chosen to go for walks along the ravines of the river in the sunset.  The Parque Independencia (Independence Park) and La Florida Beach are other important sites where tourists can go on bike rides, horse riding excursions or practise canoeing among other activities.

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