What makes Argentina great? Is it its football? Is it the football stars such as Messi and Maradona? Is it the country’s natural parks, lakes, and glaciers? Is it the culture, which is both rich and interesting? Argentina is a cool country for many reasons.
The country is a major player in the affairs of Latin America.
As at 2016, it has a population of 43.85 million.
Argentina is worth visiting, as you will see below.
Here are a few facts that make Argentina one of the world’s coolest countries.
Argentina’s name might not feature in your list of the countries to have made a huge mark technologically. Nevertheless, that will not take away from the fact that it was the first one to determine a person’s involvement in criminal activities using fingerprinting.
This piece of technological advancement happened in June 1892.
Do you know what that is? If not, you may need to do a Google search under the keywords “the world’s southernmost city.” When you conduct the search, you will see the name of this Argentine city on top of the list.
Maradona and Messi
Two of the world’s greatest ever footballers come from Argentina, and they are still alive. Diego Maradona played and starred in the 1980s-1990s. Messi has starred on the football scene for the last 10 years.
Argentina is a beautiful country for many reasons. The world-famous Iguazu Falls adds to that beauty. The Falls remain one of the country’s most visited sites by local and international tourists each year.
Love for the Movies
Argentina remains the only country in Latin America to win an Academy Award. In fact, it has two Academy Awards. The first one was La Historia Oficial, which won an Academy in 1985. The second was El Secreto de Sus Ojos, which won one in 2010.
What is more, Argentines love watching movies.
In terms of movie viewing per capita, Argentina’s rates are the highest globally.
Roman Catholic Church
Over 90% of Argentines are Roman Catholics. It is little wonder that the country produced the first non-European pontiff. Pope Francis currently serves as the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. All the previous pontiffs have been from Europe.
The City of Psychiatrists and Psychoanalysts
Buenos Aires – Argentina’s capital – has the largest number of psychiatrists and psychoanalysts than any other city in the world. The city has gone further to dedicate a district called “Ville Freud” specifically for psychoanalysis.
Close to 145 psychologists serve every 100,000 residents in Buenos Aires.
Book your journey to Argentina today to enjoy all its cool facts stated here and more.