Argentina is the second-largest country in South America and the third most populated. Argentina is known for its cosmopolitan cities, wine exports, and of course for being the birthplace of tango. However, Argentina is also a magnificent gateway to the south pole, a hotbed of "futbol" enthusiasts, and a paradise for nature-lovers. True to its name, which comes from the Latin word for "silver," Argentina is a source of valuable minerals, which contributes to the economic prosperity of the nation. Tourists to Argentina are particularly drawn to the wilderness of Patagonia and the bustling urban center of Buenos Aires.