Argentina (República Argentina)

Argentina is in South America and shares all of the south with Chile to the west. Argentina is the eighth largest country in the world and the largest Spanish speaking country (by area). Aside from being bordered by Chile in the west, it is also bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, Brazil to the northeast, Uruguay and the South Atlantic Ocean to the east. Argentina is a federal state subdivided into twenty-three provinces, and one autonomous city, which is the federal capital and largest city of the nation, Buenos Aires. The provinces and the capital have their own constitutions, but exist under a federal system. Argentina claims sovereignty over a part of Antarctica, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

To kick off any country study I usually start with its location, its geography and weather and general facts like what is its official name, its flag, population and capital. For any topic I use, I come up with a basic list of words in Spanish that I want to focus on, many of them are cognates and I use them throughout the related activities within that topic. Sometimes they link to other topics too.

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