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Argentina is a very extensive country, full of flat plains, jungle, mountain peaks that climb over 7,000 meters in altitude, coastlines on the Atlantic, and lots and lots of nature. It is a country with rich and diverse flora and fauna. A couple of the most important nature spots in Argentina are the Aconcagua Mountain Peak in Mendoza, with its highest peak reaching 7,000 meters, and the Iguazu Waterfalls in Misiones.

Mountains, plains, rolling green hills, sea, rivers, lakes glaciers, are all natural elements that Argentina possesses. Its ecosystem and landscapes include the Cordillera de los Andes where the highest mountain peaks are found in the western part of the country. Its main peaks are Aconcagua with 6,962 metres above sea level, located in Mendoza, the Nevado de Ojos del Salado with 6,900 metres located in Catamarca, and the Monte Pissis in La Rioja which reaches 6,800 metres.

There are volcanoes as well. The tallest one is Volcan Lanin in the retgion of Nequen, with 3,800 metres of altitude.

Outside of the Andes, you will see green, rolling hills and the Patagonian Plateau, where you will see amazing cliffs that fall to the sea, lagoons with unique nature spots, and also the zone known as the other "Eastern Mesopotamia" in Misiones because of its many rivers and, most importantly and well known, the Iguazu Waterfalls.

Argentinian rivers such as the Rio Piscomayo, Rio Paraguay, Río Negro, Río Paraná, or the Río de la Plata. Also, the Isla Martín García, next to the Ríos Paraná and Uruguay is worth a mention.

Its fauna and flora thrive in the subtropical climates that predominate the north, especially in the area around Iguazu Waterfalls of Misiones. There are forests, abundant green vegetation and lots of humidity. It is also to some considered the Switzerland of Argentina, where you will be able to find lots of humus, fertile ground. As you move south, the land becomes more dry, and the vegetation, such as that of Patagonio, sparse, and the land is harder, which makes it almost impossible to farm.

Included in the fauna of Argentina are large felines such as the puma, the jaguar of the north, wolves, enormous reptiles like crocodiles, as well as ferrets, otters, coatis, turtles, endangered birds such as the crowned eagle, flamencos, and tucans.

In the marine world, you might catch a glimpse of sea mammals such as whales, sea lions, orcas, penguins, and walruses, especially in the region of Pagagonia, on the Valdes Peninsula.

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