LA CAPITAL DE ARGENTINA WITH A MAP La capital de Argentina es Buenos Aires
LA PRESIDENTE La presidente de Argentina es Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
LA POBLACION DE ARGENTINA ES 42 MILLIONES DE PERSONAS
LOS COLORES DE LA BANDERA Los colores de la bandera son Celeste, Blanco y Amarillo.
FAMOUS PEOPLE, PLACES AND LANDMARKS 740,000 tourists have visited Iguazu Falls in 2013. Iguazu Falls borders Argentina and the state of Panama in Brazil. A famous person from Argentina is Lionel Messi, number 10 on Argentina for the world cup but plays for Espana in the regular season.
THINGS TO DO IN ARGENTINA Visit the Perito Glacier Catch a soccer game Eat awesome stuff
WHAT DO THE ARGENTINIAN FLAG’S SYMBOLS MEAN? The Blue and white colors were chosen by Manuel Belgrano, the leader of the Argentinian revolution against Spain and represent the blue sky parting to reveal white clouds as is said to have happened when the liberation demonstration began in Buenos Aires Argentina on May 25 th, 1810.
EL CLIMA DE ARGENTINA El clima de Argentina es tropical, en el noreste, frio en el sur, templado en la capital.
THE CURRENCY OF ARGENTINA The currency of Argentina is Pesos. The exchange rate is 10 pesos = $1.00
GAUCHO A gaucho is equivalent to a north American cowboy. Gauchos roam the plains of Argentina, southern Brazil and Uruguay.
FUN FACTS OF ARGENTINA The official name of Argentina is the Argentinian Republic The name Argentina comes from the Latin word “Argentum” (silver) The Pope is from Argentina (he is also the most influential religious leader) By the land area Argentina is the second largest country in south America, and the eighth largest in the world Spanish is the official language of Argentina, though many others are spoken Argentina shares a land border with 5 countries, including Chile, Brazil, Uruguay, Bolivia and Paraqauy There are over 30 national parks in Argentina
ALFAJORES RECIPE! (3 DOZEN) Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and baking powder; set aside. Beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolks one at a time, allowing each yolk to blend into the butter mixture before adding the next. Beat in the vanilla rum, vanilla extract, lemon extract, and lemon zest with the last egg. Gently fold in the flour mixture with a spoon, making a crumbly dough. When the dough becomes cohesive enough, press it together into a ball with your hands. Wrap with plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Roll out the dough, using as little flour as possible, about 1/4 inch thick. The dough will have an unusual consistency. Cut with a small round cookie cutter. Continue pressing the dough together, rolling it out, and cutting until you have used it all. Place cookies 1/2 inch apart on the prepared cookie sheets. Bake in the preheated oven until set but not browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Remove the cookies immediately to cool on a wire rack. Spread the underside of a cooled cookie with a teaspoon of dulce de leche, then sandwich together with another cookie until the caramel oozes out the sides. Roll the sides in the shredded coconut Ingredients: 1 2/3 cups of un-bleached all-purpose four 2 ½ cups of cornstarch ½ teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 cup of unsalted butter, softened ¾ cup of whit sugar 3 egg yolks 1 teaspoon vanilla rum ½ teaspoon vanilla extract ½ teaspoon lemon extract 2 teaspoons lemon zest 11.5 ounces of dulce de leche ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut (optional)