Whale Shark, Philippines. Photo by Stephane Rochon.

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South America

Location: Southern South America, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Chile and Uruguay
Geographic coordinates: 34° 0' S, 64° 0' W
Coastline km: 4,989 km km
Climate: mostly temperate; arid in southeast; subantarctic in southwest
Terrain: rich plains of the Pampas in northern half, flat to rolling plateau of Patagonia in south, rugged Andes along western border
Elevation: lowest point: Laguna del Carbon -105 m (located between Puerto San Julian and Comandante Luis Piedra Buena in the province of Santa Cruz) highest point: Cerro Aconcagua 6,960 m (located in the northwestern corner of the province of Mendoza)
Natural hazards: San Miguel de Tucuman and Mendoza areas in the Andes subject to earthquakes; pamperos are violent windstorms that can strike the pampas and northeast; heavy flooding
Currency: Argentine peso (ARS)
Population: 40.482 million (July 2008 est.)
Languages: Spanish (official), Italian, English, German, French
Capital: Buenos Aires
Divisions: 23 provinces and 1 autonomous city* ; Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Capital Federal*, Catamarca, Chaco, Chubut, Cordoba, Corrientes, Entre Rios, Formosa, Jujuy, La Pampa, La Rioja, Mendoza, Misiones, Neuquen, Rio Negro, Salta, San Juan, San Luis, Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, Santiago del Estero, Tierra del Fuego - Antartida e Islas del Atlantico Sur, Tucuman

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Cuyo 6 0
Gran Chaco 0 0
Mesopotamia 3 0
Pampas 21 3
Patagonia 37 5


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Punta Cuevas
By Ricardo1964
Mar 29, 2013
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Don Felix
By rodrigobedoya
Jun 21, 2010
- buen naufragio donde se pueden encontrar especies de un excelente tamaño. yo aqui rendi mi especialidad de traje seco

Escollera Norte
By sespin
Apr 18, 2010
Escollera norte -

Banco de Afuera
By sespin
Apr 18, 2010
Banco de Afuera -

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Trip: Las Grutas 2009
By ElTorres
From Oct 10, 2009 to Oct 13, 2009



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