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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia View of Puerto Pirámides and the Golfo Nuevo ("New Gulf"). Puerto Pirámides is an Argentine town in Biedma Department, Province of Chubut. Its population as of the 2001 census [INDEC] was 429 inhabitants. It is the only town on the Valdes Peninsula. It began in 1898 when the inland salinas were exploited for salt.[1] One of six nature reserves along Península Valdés, the Punta Pirámide reserve was established in 1974. The only town in Península Valdés, Puerto Pirámides became one of the premier whale watching destinations in the world; the municipality has six hotels, 15 lodges and two campgrounds.

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A: Puerto Piramides Boats

di Lucas Lena, 340 metri di distanza

Puerto Piramides Boats

B: Puerto Piramides - Chubut - Argentina (beach)

di Fernando A. Riego, 350 metri di distanza

Puerto Pirámides is an Argentine town in Biedma Department, Province of Chubut. Its population as of ...

Puerto Piramides - Chubut - Argentina (beach)

C: Mareografo Puerto Piramides

di Lucas Lena, 370 metri di distanza

Mareografo  Puerto Piramides

D: Atardecer en Puerto Piramides - Chubut - Argentina

di Fernando A. Riego, 410 metri di distanza

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia View of Puerto Pirámides and the Golfo Nuevo ("New Gulf"). Puer...

Atardecer en Puerto Piramides - Chubut - Argentina

E: Puerto Piramides - Chubut - Argentina (Beach 2)

di Fernando A. Riego, 410 metri di distanza

Originally inhabited by the Tehuelche people, attempts around 1800 to take control of the area on the...

Puerto Piramides - Chubut - Argentina (Beach 2)

F: Puerto Piramides sunset

di Lucas Lena, 430 metri di distanza

Puerto Piramides sunset

G: Av de las Ballenas, Puerto Piramides

di Lucas Lena, 470 metri di distanza

Av de las Ballenas, Puerto Piramides

H: Local Primera bajada, Puerto Pirámides

di Lucas Lena, 480 metri di distanza

Local Primera bajada, Puerto Pirámides

I: House Aunt Alicia, Puerto Piramides, Argentina

di Fernando da Rosa Morena, 650 metri di distanza

House Aunt Alicia, Puerto Piramides, Argentina. Good place to stay in the city, the main center of at...

House Aunt Alicia, Puerto Piramides, Argentina

J: Puerto Piramides - Chubut - Argentina

di Fernando A. Riego, 700 metri di distanza

Puerto Pirámides is an Argentine town in Biedma Department, Province of Chubut. Its population as of ...

Puerto Piramides - Chubut - Argentina

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Argentina

Questa è una vista generale di Argentina

Argentina didn't get to be the second-largest country in South America overnight. Archaeological remains found here date to some 9,000 years BC, left by the ancient Mesoamerican civilization. Early inhabitants were nomads and hunters who followed prehistoric horses and llamas. By the year 1480 AD the Incan empire had stretched to reach northern Argentina and the stage was set for contact.

The Europeans came in 1516 with Spanish explorer Juan Diaz do Solis, who claimed the area for Spain and tried to export a river of silver back to Europe. Wealth grew along with the cattle industry and after Napoleon conquered Spain, Argentina declared its independence and set up their own government. That was 1810 AD.

Argentina stayed neutral in WWI and for most of WWII, declaring war on the Axis powers only in 1945. Following the war, the country entered into a long chain of military dictatorships with only brief forays into constitutional government. The current president is Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, who's been in office since December 2007.

Argentina is known for many things but the top of the list belongs to only two -- steak and the tango. Cattle graze on the abundant grasslands and produce some of the best beef in the world.  The climate is well-suited for vineyards as well, and Argentina's wines make a fine companion to their steak.

As for the tango, it has recently exploded to become a world famous dance with hotspots in every major city on the planet. It started in Buenos Aires in the middle of the nineteenth century, as the city was filling up with a mixture of European immigrants and porteños, people who were born in the port city. They melded their cultures of rhythm and harmony and came up with the tango, which has been described as the ultimate evolution of partnered dancing. And it's a great way to burn off your steak stupor. Food coma begone!

Text by Steve Smith.

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