Fires in Central Argentina • Fires in Central Argentina

This true-color image of fires of Central Argentina features fires, marked in red, and their smoke plumes. To the left are the foothills of the Andes Mountains; while to the right are the Lagoa Mar Chiquita and the Parana River. Aqua MODIS captured this image on October 7, 2002.

Argentina is a country located mostly in the southern half of South America. Therefore Sharing the bulk of the Southern Cone with Chile to the west. Also the country is also bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, Brazil to the northeast, Uruguay and the South Atlantic Ocean. With a mainland area of 2,780,400 km2 (1,073,500 sq mi).  Argentina is the eighth-largest country in the world, the fourth largest in the Americas, and the largest Spanish-speaking nation. Therefore these Fires in Central Argentina are normal.

The sovereign state is subdivided into twenty-three provinces), Buenos Aires, which is the federal capital of the nation (Spanish: Capital Federal) as decided by Congress. The provinces and the capital have their own constitutions, but exist under a federal system. Argentina claims sovereignty over part of Antarctica, the Falkland Islands (Spanish: Islas Malvinas), and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.


Credit: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

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