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About climate and different regions of Argentina

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Because Argentina lies south of the equator, the seasons are reversed from Europe, North America, and much of Asia. The best months to visit are April and May (autumn) and October and November (spring). Business goes on year-round, although December, January, and February prove the least optimal because of the Christmas season and the summer vacation schedule.

Regions

Argentina is a long, narrow country stretching from the subtropical along the northeastern border with Brazil to the subpolar region of Tierra del Fuego in the south. The western edge of the country runs along the Andes Mountains. The Central Andes include the highest mountain in South America, Aconcagua, 21,100ft. (6,960 m); but elevations gradually fall towards the south. The Andes are high, dry, and thinly vegetated in many places. The north (Chaco) is hot and subtropical; the northeast (Misiones) is tropical and wet. The south (Patagonia) is cool, windy, and dry all year, with snow in the winter. Central areas (Pampas), with the primary business centers of Buenos Aires, C—rdoba, Mendoza, and Rosario, are temperate. Buenos Aires has a climate similar to New York City, although the winters are considerably milder and without snow, but damp and chilly. In the summer months (January and February), which are quite as hot and humid, practically everyone who can will flee the capital to nearby beach or mountains to escape the heat. Rain falls throughout the year, from 100 cm per year in Buenos Aires to less than 50 cm. in Mendoza in the foothills of the Andes Average annual temperatures range from 24°C (75°F) to 11°C (51°F) in the capital (sea level) and C—rdoba (420 m./1270 ft.), and 24°C (75°F) to 46°C (80°F) in Mendoza (820 m./2484 ft.)


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