Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic (Spanish: República Argentina), is a country in South America, constituted as a federation of 23 provinces and an autonomous city. It is the second largest country in South America and eighth in the world by land area and the largest among Spanish-speaking nations, though Mexico, Colombia and Spain are more populous. Its continental area is 2,766,890 square kilometres (1,068,300 sq mi), between the Andes mountain range in the west and the southern Atlantic Ocean in the east and south. Argentina borders Paraguay and Bolivia to the north, Brazil and Uruguay to the northeast, and Chile to the west and south. Argentina also claimed 969,464 square kilometres (374,312 sq mi) of Antarctica, known as Argentine Antarctica, overlapping other claims made by Chile (Chilean Antarctic Territory) and the United Kingdom (British Antarctic Territory); all such claims have been suspended by the Antarctic Treaty of 1961.
The Argentinian scene started in 1994 with a beach party in Mar de las Pampas, generating a psychedelic revolution still spreading throughout the country today. Since then, a lot of psy freaks have appeared, showing that Latin America is becoming an ideal shelter for this global movement. Buenos Aires is the center of our scene and the last 12 years have seen several generations of organisers, artists and DJs appear. At first parties were occasional events and it was common to put on free events in parks downtown. As the scene grew, many parties moved indoors, although recently outdoor parties have started to become popular again.