Argentina



a republic in S South America. 1,084,120 sq. mi. (2,807,870 sq. km).
Capital: Buenos Aires.
Contemporary Examples

In theory, the Islands were part of the land given to Argentina by Spain upon independence in 1816.
The Never-Ending Falklands War: In Buenos Aires, A Museum’s Selective History Michael Luongo August 29, 2014

The fuel Argentina gave Iran for this reactor in 1993 is running out.
The Deal to Disarm Iran Michael Adler October 16, 2009

It looks like the courts are getting ready to affirm a controversial ruling that could cause Argentina to default once again.
Argentina Goes to Court (Again) Megan McArdle February 27, 2013

News that a native son had been made pope swept through Argentina like the wind over Patagonia.
The New Pope Is an Advocate for the Poor Mac Margolis March 12, 2013

It is stored in buildings in 40 nations—from Argentina to Vietnam—and often guarded with little more than a chain link fence.
Will Obama End the Nuclear Era? Joseph Cirincione April 11, 2010

Historical Examples

The building up and consolidating of our position in Argentina is one of the proudest exploits of English industry.
Argentina W. A. Hirst

Argentina will take some of our markets from us, but what are they?
Latin America and the United States Elihu Root

The Hereford is the second favourite in Argentina, but breeders only pay about half as much for them as for good Durham bulls.
Argentina W. A. Hirst

The pride and boast of Argentina has been its rapid progress.
Up To Date Business Various

The mineral wealth of Argentina is very much less than that of most South American countries.
Argentina W. A. Hirst

noun
a republic in southern South America: colonized by the Spanish from 1516 onwards; gained independence in 1816 and became a republic in 1852; ruled by military dictatorships for much of the 20th century; civilian rule restored in 1983; consists chiefly of subtropical plains and forests (the Chaco) in the north, temperate plains (the pampas) in the central parts, the Andes in the west, and an infertile plain extending to Tierra del Fuego in the south (Patagonia); an important meat producer. Language: Spanish. Religion: Roman Catholic. Currency: peso. Capital: Buenos Aires. Pop: 42 610 981 (2013 est). Area: 2 776 653 sq km (1 072 067 sq miles) Also called the Argentine

South American nation, from Latin argentinus “of silver” (see argent); a Latinized form of (Rio) de la Plata, from Spanish plata “silver.”

Republic in southern South America, bordered by Chile to the west; Bolivia and Paraguay to the north; and Brazil, Uruguay, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Its capital and largest city is Buenos Aires.

Note: Second-largest nation of South America, after Brazil.

Note: Juan Perón came to power in Argentina in 1946, establishing a dictatorship, and ruled with the aid of his second wife, the popular Eva Perón, until he was overthrown in 1955. He was president again from 1973 to 1974, when he died.

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