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

StateBuenos Aires
CityBuenos Aires
  • City: 203km² (78.5mi²)
  • Metro: 4,758km² (1,837.1mi²)
  • City: 2,891,082
  • Metro: 15,594,428
Time ZoneUTC-3