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Buenos Aires, Argentina » City Info

Buenos Aires is the capital city of Argentina and it is one of the largest cities in Latin America. This vibrant city, that especially comes alive at night, is located on the southern shore of the Rio de la Plata River, on the south-eastern coast of the South American continent. Strongly influenced by European culture, Buenos Aires is sometimes called the "Paris of the South" or "Paris of South America".

According to the 2007 census, the city was a home to about 3 million people and the population of Greater Buenos Aires was around 13 million. The City covers about 203 km² (78.5 sq mi) area and the Metro is spread over 4,758 km² (1,837.1 sq mi) area.

In Spanish, Buenos Aires means ‘Fair winds’. As the name suggests, it is an open and integrated city that offers a large variety of cultural activities to suit all tastes of visitors. It is one of the most diversified tourist destinations and is known to be an inexpensive city to explore and enjoy. With several new museums and a continuous agenda of cultural attractions and events, there is plenty of entertainment.

CountryArgentina
StateBuenos Aires
CityBuenos Aires
Area
  • City: 203 km² (78.5 sq mi)
  • Metro: 4,758 km² (1,837.1 sq mi)
Population
  • City: 2,891,082
  • Metro: 12,801,364
  • Density: 14,219.8/km² (36,829.1/sq mi)
Time ZoneUTC-3