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Argentine Patagonia

Argentine Patagonia

Sculpted by the elemental forces of nature, Patagonia is a region of breathtaking, rugged beauty that provides numerous opportunities for walkers, trekkers and outdoor enthusiasts.

  • Size of region: 670,000 km2
  • Currency: Argentine Peso
  • Power supply: 220-240 Volts
  • Sockets: Two flat-pin or three flat-pin plugs (Argentina). Two round pin (Chile)
  • Language: Spanish
  • Time difference: GMT -3 hours (Argentina)
  • Visas: British nationals may visit Argentina as a tourist with a valid passport without a visa for a maximum stay of 90 days.
  • Popular dishes: Asado (barbequed beef or lamb) and empanados (small pasties)
  • Popular drinks: In Argentina, maté, a strong bitter tea, is drunk in copious amounts from a bombilla, a cup made of a hollowed gourd with a silver straw. Both Argentina and Chile are renowned for the quality of their red wines.
  • Did you know: The explorer Magellan named the region after the native people there. He used the word Patagón, or giant, to describe the group, who were an average height of about 6 feet tall, much taller than the Europeans of the time.
  • FCO advice: FCO travel advice
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