ranch or estancia

Ranch or Estancia?

Sometimes we can get confused if a ranch and estancia are the same things. As we know a ranch is a large plot of land used for raising cattle, sheep, or other livestock while an estancia is a large rural estate where people live surround by huge extensions of green areas.  In the 19th-century stati...
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A Estancia day in Argentina

The first estancias and chacras (smaller farms than estancias), appeared in Argentina in the 16th century, during the Spanish colonization. The conquistadores and explorers were rewarded, by the grace of royal concessions, with very large pieces of land called suertes (lucky). They accepted t...
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