Argentina claims sovereignty over part of Antarctica, the Falkland Islands (Spanish: Islas Malvinas), South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. The country is subdivided into 23 provinces and one autonomous city, Buenos Aires, which is the federal capital of the nation as decided by Congress. The provinces and the capital have their own constitutions, but exist under a federal system.
Argentines are nominally Roman Catholic 92% (less than 20% practicing), Protestant 2%, Jewish 2%, other 4%
The country is home to both the largest Muslim and largest Jewish communities in Latin America. In the 1920's during the "Great European Migration" Argentina was the 2nd most immigrated country behind the United States & is home to large populations of Russians, Germans, Jews, Chinese, & Arabs.
Argentina ranks third in South America in total population and 33rd globally. Its current population is over 44,000,000. Argentina is highly urbanized, 91.8% of total population lives in its cities. Below are some of the largest cities in Argentina.
God has called us to the region of Patagonia which is located in the southern portion of Argentina & Chile. Argentine Patagonia, where we will be focusing our efforts, is made up of the five southernmost provincias (states). These provincias are Neuquén, Río Negro, Chubut, Santa Cruz, and Tierra del Fuego. There are over 2 million souls living in this vastly under populated region of the world.
Due to the newness of the settlement of this region there are only 6 cities that have Gospel Preaching Churches. Patagonia’s modern settlements began in the early 1900’s and have in recent years began to flourish. Patagonia is also known as “the earth’s last frontier” & “the end of the earth”. Its famous for its rugged natural beauty and scenes of majesty. But this once unsettled frontier is now home to several cities with populations over 50,000 people and those populations nearly doubling ever 10 years.
The largest city in this region is Neuquén with 300,000 people and 1 Baptist Church. The 2nd Largest is Comodoro Rivadavia with 190,000 and 1 Baptist Church. We will began working in the 3rd largest city, San Carlos de Bariloche, with 150,000 and no Baptist Church. “Bariloche” is known as the “Gateway to Patagonia” with direct access to Buenos Aires and roads leading to every city in The Patagonian region. Please pray with us to IMPACT this unreached land for Jesus Christ.
Seasonal Weather Conditions
Spring is characterized by temperate weather with occasional cold, overcast days and high winds.
Patagonia receives on average between 12-16 hours of daylight during this period.
Highest temp 76 Lowest Temp 23 Rainfall 4.8 in. Avg. Wind 25mph
The weather during the summer months normally consists of warm days with up to 14-17 hours of daylight.
Highest temp 85 Lowest Temp 32 Rainfall 3.3 in. Avg. Wind 20mph
During fall, Patagonia sees sunny, clear skies and warm days in the northern regions. Cooler temperatures and cold nights reign in the south, including snowfall towards the very end of this season.
Days are shorter, with between 9-13 hours of daylight.
Highest temp 76 Lowest Temp 19 Rainfall 8.6 in. Avg. Wind 16mph
Winter in Patagonia includes cold, short days with very chilly nights and snowfall in the mountains and most of the southern regions.
On average per day, Patagonia receives 8-10 hours of daylight.
Highest temp 58 Lowest Temp -13 Rainfall 14.7 in. Avg. Wind 20mph