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Argentinian Economics

Argentina is a country of many interests and diversity. Its vast geography, diverse ethnic groups, natural resources, diverse terrain, and mixed government policies provide a higher level of economic development than many other Latin American countries. Although Argentina’s diverse culture, creates a wonderful tourist attraction its structure is not without needing improvement.

Argentina is the second largest country in Latin America. Argentina is separated into six different geographic areas: The North-West area, The Pampas, Mesopotamia, Cuyo, North-East, and Patagonia region (Embassy of Argentina in Canberra). Argentina also claims parts of Antarctica as its territory. Each region is and provides different resources for the Argentine population. The majority of the population is centered around four of the most prevalent regions. The North-West area is known for its mountains that soar way above sea level. This area produces a variety of resources such as fruit, olives, wine, sugar, oil, and gas. The Pampas is the largest region as far a population is concerned and has over 12,000,000 people (Embassy of Argentina in Canberra). This area is mostly flat land grazing, cattle, and crops. The Pampas is so large that its land and climate varies from humid to dry, little rain to lots of rain, and lush soils. One-third of the Argentine population resides in the Pampas area which is located in the Buenos Aires area. Mesopotamia is exactly what is pictured when you say its name. Most think of captions out of Jumanji, swamplands, gods, and goddesses. This area is truly mystical and brings many attributes to Argentina’s agriculture. Because of its jungle like features its main production is paper and lumber. In Greek terms just like ancient Mesopotamia in the Middle East, Mesopotamia means “valley between two rivers (The British Museum).” Patagonia is the largest area in Argentina, but houses the lowest amount of people. Its profusions include...