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Mesopotamia, Iguazu and other regions of Argentina

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For centuries the capital city of Buenos Aires has been the primary point of entry and departure to Argentina the second largest country in South America and the eight largest country in the world. Goods and immigrants poured into this port city. Inhabitants or Portenos have been the dominating force in politics industry society, social and cultural life. Buenos Aires today is a huge sprawling city on the flat bank of Rio de la Plata. Urban and urbane cosmopolitan yet neighborhood centered the city invites visitor to spend days absorbing the flavors without leaving the city limits. From the colorful barrio of La Boca a working class and artist colony neighborhood to the very upscale Recoleta which boasts many plazas and parks as well as the Cementerio de la Recoleta where Eva Peron is buried amidst the upper class Argentinians who scorned her, Buenos Aires draws visitors. But those same visitors would be missing a tremendous amount by not traveling to the other regions of Argentina.

From Buenos Aires visitors flock to Mesopotamia and the Northeast through the provinces of Entre Rios, Corrientes and Misiones to reach Iguazu Falls on the Parana River the border with Brazil and Paraguay. This is an area of heavy rainfall resulting in a tropical climate of swampy lowland forests and upland savannahs. The savannahs extend into the Chaco where the forests become thorny. The provinces of Chaco Formosa eastern portions of Salta, Santiago del Estero and the Gran Chaco which extends into Brazil Paraguay and Bolivia endure extremely hot summers, but the area is primarily agricultural. It is the first settled area as the city of Santiago del Estero was founded in 1553 before Buenos Aires, as a stopover between the mines of Bolivia and the river and sea gateways to Spain.

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