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Buenos Aires
Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina, currently the third-largest Metropolitan Area in South America, after Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
It is located on the southern shore of the Rio de la Plata, on the southeastern coast of the South American continent.
The city of Buenos Aires is not part of Buenos Aires Province, nor is it its capital; rather, it is an autonomous federal district.
Greater Buenos Aires is the fourth-largest conurbation in Latin America, with a population of around 13 million.

After the internal conflicts of the 19th century, Buenos Aires was federalised and removed from Buenos Aires Province in 1880.
The city limits were enlarged to include the former towns of Belgrano and Flores, which are both now neighbourhoods of the city.

Buenos Aires (English: Fair Winds or Good Air (see Names of Buenos Aires), was originally named after the sanctuary of "Nostra Signora di Bonaria" (Italian for "Our Lady of Bonaria") in Cagliari, Sardinia.
In the 1994 constitution the city became autonomous, hence its formal name: Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, in English, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires.
People from Buenos Aires are called portenos (people of the port).


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Coordinates: 34°36'36.00?S 58°22'11.99?W
Country: Argentina
Established: 1536, 1580
  • - City: 203 km2 (78.5 sq mi)
  • - Land: 203 km2 (78.5 sq mi)
  • - Metro: 4,758 km2 (1,837.1 sq mi)
Population: (2009 est.)
  • - City: 3,050,728
  • - Metro: 13,356,715
HDI: (2005) 0.923 high
Website: http://www.buenosaires.gov.ar/ (Spanish)

For more information about Buenos Aires see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This page was retrieved and condensed from (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buenos_Aires) see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, May 2009.
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