Argentina facts Selected as the most interesting among South America related questions in South America quiz What did first Spanish conquerors expect to find in Argentina?Silver. The country name is derived from the Latin argentum (silver - Ag). La Plata Basin (literally "Silver river") does not have any sources of silver, but the first Spaniards arrived to the area following rumors of the existence of silver mountains.Created by: Kasiageographical names facts » Where was Che Guevara from?Argentina. Ernesto Guevara was born in Rosario, Argentina, the eldest of five children in an Argentine family of Spanish, Basque and Irish descent. His father, a staunch supporter of Republicans from the Spanish Civil War, often hosted many veterans from the conflict in the Guevara home.Created by: globalquiz.orgcommunism facts » What kind of meat is one of the main exports of Argentina?Beef. Cows were first brought to Argentina in 1536 by Spanish Conquistadors. Due to the geography of the Pampas and a small national market, the cattle multiplied rapidly. Beef and its production have played a major part in the culture of Argentina, and cattle industry had become a key growth driver in the economy.Created by: globalquiz.orgfood facts » In which country was Mafalda created?Argentine. Mafalda has occasionally been pointed out as being influenced by Charles Schulz's Peanuts, most notably by Umberto Eco in 1968, who thought of Mafalda and Charlie Brown as the voices unheard of children in the northern and southern hemispheres.Created by: globalquiz.orgcomic books facts » To which country islands known as Islas Malvinas belong?United Kingdom. Islas Malvinas is the name used in Argentina for Falkland Islands. The islands are controlled by United Kingdom, however Argentina has also claimed the soverignty over the islands since it gained independence in 1816.Created by: globalquiz.orghistory of South America facts » What is the largest (by area) Spanish-speaking country in the world?Argentina. The total area of Argentina is 2,766,880 km2. Mexico is 1,970,552 km2, Peru 1,285,216 km2 and Colombia 1,141,748 km2.Created by: globalquiz.orggeography of South America facts » What is the second largest country in the South America? (after Brazil)Argentina is the largest country in Hispanic America and the largest Spanish-speaking country.Created by: globalquiz.orgSouth America facts » Which of the following is the symbol seen on the Argentinian flag?Inti, the Inca God. The Mayan Sun that can be seen on the flag of Argentina and Uruguay is, in fact, the image of Inti - the Inca God. It is also the symbol of the May Revolution which led to Argentina becoming a sovereign country.Created by: naypaxIndians facts » Play South America quiz and see all the questions.