The Vines of Mendoza

Back to Listing

A certified sommelier, Mariana is the Wine Director for The Vines of Mendoza, overseeing all of our vineyard owner wine production and planning, working closely with Pablo Martorell, our Winemaker.

Interesting & Fun Facts About Argentina PART I: Data & Statistics


Our Vast ArgentinaArgentina's Flag

  • Argentina is the 8th largest country of the world, spreading over an area of approximately 2,766,890 sq km.

  • Argentina is about 3,900 km (2,500 mi) long from north to south, and 1,400 km (870 mi) from east to west

  • Argentina has 4,665 kilometres (2,899 mi) of coastline.

  • Argentina is situated in South America and stands bordered by Paraguay and Bolivia in the north, Brazil and Uruguay in the northeast and Chile in the west and south.

  • It ranks third in South America in total population and 30th globally, with approximately 40 million people. Argentina's population density is 15 persons per square kilometer of land area, well below the world average of 50 persons. Buenos Aires having a population density of over 14,000 inhab./km², while Santa Cruz province has fewer than 1 inhab./km².

  • Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina, is the 3rd most populated city worldwide.

  • 98% of the population of Argentina can trace their roots to Europe, mainly from Italians and Spaniards.

  • Argentina comprises of the British controlled territories of the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, South Sandwich Islands and 969,464 sq km of Antarctica.

  • Iguazu Falls of Argentina are even higher than the Niagara Falls.

  • Aconcagua, at 22830 feet (6959 meters) is the highest point in the Western and Southern hemisphere.

  • Moreno Glacier of Argentina is amongst the few glaciers in the world that are advancing.

  • The hottest and coldest temperature extremes recorded in South America have occurred in Argentina

  • The country’s territory offers a wide variety of climates: subtropical in the North, sub-Antarctic in the southern Patagonia, and mild and humid in the Pampas plains. Media temperature from November to March is 23° C (73 °F), and 12° C (54 °F) from June to September.

  • Argentina is divided into twenty-three provinces (provincias; singular provincia), and one autonomous city (commonly known as the capital federal, but officially Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires)

  • 86.4% of Argentina's population self-identify as European descent. An estimated 8% of the population is mestizo. A further 4% of Argentines were of Arab or East Asian heritage.

  • Up to 25 million Argentines have some degree of Italian descent, around 60% of the total population.

  • Historically, around 90% have indentified themselves as Roman Catholic according to different surveys

  • After resignation of President de la Rúa, three presidents followed in quick succession over two weeks!

  • Domestic instability and global trends have contributed to Argentina's decline from its noteworthy position as the world's 10th wealthiest nation per capita in 1913 to the world's 36th wealthiest in 1998.

  • Argentina is one of the world's major agricultural producers, ranking third worldwide in production of honey, soybeans and sunflower seeds and is ranked as fifth in the production of maize and eleventh in wheat.

  • Argentina is the 3rd biggest producer of beef in the world.

  • It is the 5th largest wine producer in the world.

  • Mendoza Province is the most popular and the biggest in terms of wine production.

  • It is the 6th largest wine consumer in the world.

  • Argentina is a major producer of motion pictures. The world's first animated feature films were made and released in Argentina, by cartoonist Quirino Cristiani, in 1917 and 1918

  • Argentine women go through the maximum number of plastic surgeries in the world, per person. Argentina is perhaps the world's most looks-conscious country in the world.

  • Argentina has one of the most competitive national soccer leagues in the world.

Source: / /

comments powered by Disqus