Argentina - South America
From top to the bottom and from left to right:
The downtown skyline; July 9th Avenue with the Obelisk; the
Caminito in La Boca; Puerto Madero; Floralis Generica in Recoleta.
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.
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).
Enactment of the Constitution of BuenosCoordinates: 34°36'36.00?S 58°22'11.99?W
Aires, 1854. From 1820 to 1880, Buenos Aires
was almost a nation in itself.
Established: 1536, 1580
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.
All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License (see Copyrights for details).
This information was correct in May 2009. E. & O.E.
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