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Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic, is the eighth-largest country in the world, the second largest in Latin America, and the largest Spanish-speaking one. Argentina is a mega-diverse country hosting one of the greatest ecosystem varieties in the world: 15 continental zones, 3 oceanic zones, and the Antarctic region are all represented in its territory. Argentina has an exceptional climate diversity, ranging from subtropical in the north to sub-polar in the far south. Tourism in Argentina is characterized by its cultural offerings and its ample and varied natural assets. There are 30 National Parks of Argentina including many World Heritage Sites.

Argentina has one of the more advanced telecom infrastructures in Latin America, though much investment is still required to update services in rural areas. Although there are numerous operators licensed to provide services, there is insufficient competition in the broadband sector, and the provision of both broadband and mobile services is dominated by a few key players.

English is taught since elementary school. 42.3% of Argentines claim to speak it, with 15.4% of them claiming to have a high level of language comprehension. Argentina is the only country in the region with a “high” level of English proficiency. The next Latin American countries to appear in the ranking are the Dominican Republic and Peru. English proficiency among Argentinean adults is in line with European averages, and, Argentina also has the highest literacy rate in the region, as well as one of the highest TOEFL scores in the world.

There are 39 state universities in the country and another 46 private ones too. Of these the National University of Córdoba is the oldest, having been founded by Jesuit monks on 1613.

Argentinean Dental Industry

The American Dental Association (ADA) is an American advocacy group that promotes Oral Health Care in the field of dentistry in Argentina. The standard of dental health in Argentina is extremely high, even in small towns. That said, expats are unlikely to find English-speaking dentists outside the main cities. Dental costs in Argentina are considerably cheaper than in the USA and most European countries. Orthodontic care in Argentina is also of an extremely high standard and is a fraction of the cost of similar treatment in many other Western countries.

Getting There

Argentina's main international airport is Ezeiza Ministro International Pistarini (EZE). Though some visitors reach Argentina overland from a neighboring country and a tiny handful arrive by boat. In general, airfares to Argentina tend to be quite high, but they do vary widely depending on the routing and the season. The highest fares are between December and February, around Easter and in July and August. You’ll get the best prices during the low season: March to June and September to November. Note also that flying on weekends often hikes return fares.

Visitor Highlights

Argentina is the world’s eighth largest country and one of the most popular places to visit in South America – whether you are backpacking the continent or just on a short, budget holiday. From the café culture of Buenos Aires to the natural beauty of the Iguazu Waterfalls and the Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina has something to offer visitors of all kinds. Some of the world’s most dramatic scenery can be found here in the Patagonian Steppe, the Andes, and the lush Lake District. It is also often viewed as the most cosmopolitan and “European” country in the region. Take your time exploring – the vast landscape takes time to get to and is worth all the distractions you’ll find along the way. This travel guide to Argentina will help you plan your trip to the land of steak, wine, and mountains!