September 15th to October 15th is a National Hispanic Heritage Month. I believe that a fun way to explore how diverse and amazing Hispanic Heritage is could be by finding a fun fact about each of the Spanish speaking countries. I think sometimes people generalize about cultures different than their own, like Hispanic and Latino culture. By showing a little factoid about each different country, it shows how each country has a unique culture.
I hope you find a fun way to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month and I hope you found these facts interesting!
EL SALVADORPhoto by Mauricio Cuéllar on Unsplash
Education up to ninth grade is free in the country.
COLOMBIAPhoto by Random Institute on Unsplash
Colombia is the world's leading source of emeralds and its coffee is world-renown.
ARGENTINAPhoto by Fernando Távora on Unsplash
By land area, Argentina is the 2nd largest country in South America and the 8th largest country in the world.
PERUPhoto by Willian Justen de Vasconcellos on Unsplash
Peru contains the second largest segment of the Amazon rainforest after Brazil.
The world's tallest waterfall, Angel Falls, is located in Venezuela.
The national sport of Chile is Rodeo which is still very popular in rural areas of the country.
ECUADORPhoto by Doina Gavrilov on Unsplash
Charles Darwin developed his Theory of Coral Atolls in the Galapagos Islands.
GUATEMALAPhoto by Clovis Castaneda on Unsplash
The first-ever chocolate bar was invented in Guatemala during the Mayan times.
Bolivia is home to the Salar de Uyuni Salt Flats. Check it out.
DOMINICAN REPUBLICPhoto by Ruddy Corporan on Unsplash
The capital of the Dominican Republic–Santo Domingo–is the oldest city in the new world.
HONDURASPhoto by Héctor Emilio Gonzalez on Unsplash
The five stars on the Honduran flag represent the five countries of Central America.
PARAGUAYPhoto by Katelyn Barone on Unsplash
Paraguay is a bilingual nation: Guaraní is its first language and Spanish, it's second.
NICARAGUAPhoto by Hermes Rivera on Unsplash
The oldest city in Central America is the Ruins of Leon Viejo, Nicaragua which is over 1500 years old.
COSTA RICAPhoto by Berti Benbanaste on Unsplash
Costa Rica hosts more than 5% of the world's biodiversity even though its landmass only takes up .03% of the planet's surface.
PANAMAPhoto by Zdeněk Macháček on Unsplash
Panama is the only place in the world where you can see the sun rise on the Pacific and set on the Atlantic.
URUGUAYPhoto by Guilherme Hellwinkel on Unsplash
Uruguay's national anthem, which lasts more than five minutes, is the world's longest in performance duration.
PUERTO RICOPhoto by Alex George on Unsplash
Puerto Rico competes individually in the Olympics each year and they have won six medals total.
It is the only country in Africa to have Spanish as an official language.
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