Average rainfall declines from east to west. It is the largest lake in the country, and the fifth largest in all of South America, with an average surface area of 2,240 square kilometers 860 square miles. One of the world's largest salt lakes, and the second-largest lake in Argentina, is Lago Mar Chiquita Little Sea , located in central Argentina.
Show my email publicly. This area is home to large colonies of marine mammals, including penguins and the southern elephant seal, which mate in the protected lagoons of the peninsula. The Lake District, straddling the border between Chile and Argentina in the Andes Mountains, contains many glacial lakes that were carved out of the mountains and later filled up with water from the melting glaciers, snow, and rain.
The Andean region makes up 30 percent of Argentina. Mayell, Hillary. This area boasts more than 140 bird species, including flamingos.
Type the code shown: The northeastern region bordering Brazil and Uruguay also receives sufficient rainfall. Patagonia, in the southern region of Argentina, has a geography that ranges from a vast, windy, and treeless plateau to several glacial regions in the southern area of Tierra del Fuego. Sea Inlets and Straits The Atlantic coast of Argentina, curving from northeast to southwest, features a number of gulfs, bays, and inlets.
The Strait of Magellan was named for Ferdinand Magellan 1480—1521 , the Portuguese navigator who traveled the strait in 1520 while trying to find a western route to the Spice Islands. By the Ice Age, most of what is now the Patagonian continental shelf had become land. Its peaks reach nearly 7,015 meters 23,000 feet and stretch to form a natural border with Chile for more than 3,219 kilometers 2,000 miles.
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The Strait of Magellan separates the mainland from Tierra del Fuego, the southernmost tip of the country. Time zone: Cattle ranchers find this area to be ideal for raising their livestock. In north-central Argentina, several rivers flow into Lago Mar Chiquita.
The Cave of the Hands Cueva de las Manos is named for the stenciled, painted outlines of human hands that cover the walls of the cave. The Andes region is subject to intense changes in weather, including flash floods during the summer months. Oakland, CA: Throughout the Andes there are more than 1,800 volcanoes, 28 of which are considered to be active. Argentina has a territorial claim in Antarctica. About 9,000 years ago, the waters of the Strait of Magellan broke through the tip of the continent.