Julio from Argentina sent me this cool round map card of his country. Argentina is the 8th largest country in the world, with a land area of 2 780 400 square kilometers. That is more than double the size of my home country of South Africa, which is also quite large. It is also the second largest country in South America and the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world. The capital city of Argentina is Buenos Aires. Despite the country’s ranking as a middle-income country, its Human Development Index indicates that it has done quite well in empowering its people. This country is, however, no stranger to instability and hardship, with a great number of military coups having taken place over the course of its history. I cannot think of this country without thinking about that oh-so-famous Andrew Lloyd Webber play, Evita and of course the flamenco. It is a country, very rich in culture and with a very interesting history indeed!