Argentina – A Place

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  • Politics
    • Name: Argentina
    • Capital: Buenos Aires
    • 2 Letter Code: AR
    • 3 Letter Code: ARG
  • Land
    • Contenent: The Americas
    • Region: South America
    • Total Land: 2,780,400 (1,073,500)
    • Land: 2,736,690 (1,056,640)
    • Water: 43,710 (16,880)
  • People
    • Population: -
    • Birth Rate: -
    • Death Rate: -
    • Infant Mortality: -
    • Literacy: 98.00%
  • Economy
    • Agriculture: -%
    • Industry: -%
    • Service: -%


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Argentina map

Argentina is officially named the Argentine Republic. It is a country in South America. Located to the far south, it borders the South Atlantic Ocean. It lies between Chile and Uruguay. Other bordering countries are Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, and Paraguay, Uruguay.

The lands of Argentina have three major regions. There are rich plains of the Pampas in the north. In the south, is the flat to rolling plateau of Patagonia. The high Andes mountains run along the western border.

The climate in Argentina is mostly temperate. It is arid in the southeast. It is subantarctic in the southwest.


The first people who came to South America came from Asia. They had crossed over to North America during the last ice age via the Bering Strait. Eventually, they reached South America and what is now Argentina.

In 1515, Spanish pilot Juan Diaz de Solis arrived at the estuary of the Rio de la Plata, in which he entered first. He claimed what would become Argintina for Spain. Argentina is named after silver (‘Argentum’ in Latin). Thus, documented history of the country only started in 1535.

From its founding in 1776 until 1810, Argentina belonged to the viceroyalty of Río de la Plata. Thus, early on, the hydrographic system of the Rio de la Plata was recognized. This was after the foundation of the great city, Buenos Aires. From there, in the 16th and 17th century, some armed exploration took place.

On May 25, 1810, the so-called May revolution broke out, and Buenos Aires got a new administration. On July 9, 1816, Argentina became officially independent, but political unrest continued for decades. In 1860 Argentina gained its name. Buenos Aires became the capital.

Modern Times

The population of Argentina is now 44 million. Most of the population is historically European (mostly Spanish and Italian descent) in origin (97%). There are also Mestizo (3%), Amerindian (2.4%), African (0.4%) and other nonwhite groups.

The local religion of Argentines is Roman Catholic (92%), Protestant (2%), Jewish (2%), and other (4%).

Spanish is the most used language in Argentina. There are over forty spoken languages though. They include German, Italian, English, French, and many indigenous languages.


This section is under development.


Genographic ProjectGeno 2.0 Data

Data from Geno 2.0 is derived from the The National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project — the DAR. The Hg ID is specific to this site and is used to protect the identities of those who take part in Genographic research. Birth Country, Mother's Birth Country, and Maternal Grandmother's Birth Country have been normalized from DAR database fields. The Maternal Origin is determined based on the three previous fields.

Note: Geno 2.0 results currently use Phylotree build 16. I am working on changing results over to build 17.

Hg ID Hg Build 16 Birth Country Mother's Birth Country Maternal Grandmother's Birth Country
Hap10004701 H7 United States United States Argentina
Hap10005468 H1 Argentina Argentina Argentina
Hap10006824 H4a1d United States Argentina Argentina
Hap10007643 H6b Argentina Argentina Unspecified
Hap10008644 H1e1b1 Argentina Argentina Argentina
Hap10009923 HV6 Argentina Argentina Argentina
Hap10010525 H1u Argentina Argentina Unspecified
Hap10010839 H6a1a3 United States United States Argentina
Hap10014575 H1e4a Argentina Argentina Unspecified
Hap10015962 H13a1a Argentina Argentina Argentina
Hap10016978 H1b Canada Canada Argentina
Hap10017460 H3av Argentina Argentina Argentina
Hap10017523 H1b1 Argentina Argentina Argentina
Hap10017619 H67 Argentina Argentina Argentina
Hap10020152 H3 Argentina Argentina Argentina
Hap10020589 H1e1a6 Argentina Argentina Argentina
Hap10021485 HV10 United States Argentina Argentina
Hap10022397 H3c2a Argentina Argentina Argentina
Hap10025673 H40b United States Argentina Argentina
Hap10026302 H46 Argentina Argentina Argentina
Hap10026738 H1j1a United States Argentina Argentina
Hap10028407 H13a1c Argentina Argentina Argentina
Hap10029516 H1 Argentina Argentina Argentina
Hap10031416 H4a1 United States Argentina Unspecified
Hap10034653 H2a5a1b Argentina Argentina Unspecified
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Sources and Resources


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Journal Articles

  • Russo, M. G., Mendisco, F., Avena, S. A., Dejean, C. B., & Seldes, V. (2016). Pre-Hispanic Mortuary Practices in Quebrada de Humahuaca (North-Western Argentina): Genetic Relatedness among Individuals Buried in the Same Grave. Annals of Human Genetics, 80(4), 210–220.
  • Sevini, F., Yao, D.Y., Lomartire, L., Barbieri, A., Vianello, D., Ferri, G., Moretti, E., Dasso, M.C., Garagnani, P., Pettener, D. and Franceschi, C. (2013). Analysis of Population Substructure in Two Sympatric Populations of Gran Chaco, Argentina. PLoS ONE, 8(5), e64054+.
  • Garcia, Angelina; Pauro, Maia; Nores, Rodrigo; Bravi, Claudio M. & Demarchi, Dario A. (2012). Phylogeography of mitochondrial haplogroup D1: An early spread of subhaplogroup D1j from Central Argentina. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 149(4), 583-590.
  • Catelli, M.L., Álvarez-Iglesias, V., Gómez-Carballa, A., Mosquera-Miguel, A., Romanini, C., Borosky, A., Amigo, J., Carracedo, Á., Vullo, C. and Salas, A. (2011). The impact of modern migrations on present-day multi-ethnic Argentina as recorded on the mitochondrial DNA genome. BMC Genetics, 12(1), 1.
  • Toscanini, U.; Gusmao, L.; Berardi, G.; Amorim, A.; Carracedo, A.; Salas, A. & Raimondi, E. (2008). Y chromosome microsatellite genetic variation in two Native American populations from Argentina: Population stratification and mutation data. Forensic Science International: Genetics, 2(4), 274-280.
  • Altuna, Maria E.; Modesti, Nidia M. & Demarchi, Dario A. (2006). Y-Chromosomal Evidence for a Founder Effect in Mby’a-Guaran’i Amerindians from Northeast Argentina. Human Biology, 78(5), 635-640.
  • Wilson, A.S., Brown, E.L., Villa, C., Lynnerup, N., Healey, A., Ceruti, M.C., Reinhard, J., Previgliano, C.H., Araoz, F.A., Diez, J.G. and Taylor, T. (2013). Archaeological, radiological, and biological evidence offer insight into Inca child sacrifice. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(33), 13322-13327.

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