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The city of Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, lies on the southern shore of the Rio de la Plata River in east-central Argentina. This Argentina's city covers 203km² (78.5sq.mi.) of land area, while the metropolitan of Buenos Aires is spread over 4,758km² (1,837.1sq.mi.) area. Buenos Aires city is geographically situated in a province of the same name, but it is politically autonomous. The Rio de la Plata on the east and the Riachuelo on the south are the natural borders of the city. The metro offers shelter for about 16 million people.

The geographical coordinates of the city are: 34º 36' S, 58º 26' W


The Buenos Aires city experiences a humid subtropical climate with four seasons, but the climate remains mild throughout the year. The average annual temperature of the city is 18°C (64.4°F), which makes the city pleasant in all seasons.

Summers from December to March are hot and humid, and heat waves of short duration (about 4-5 days) are common during summers. January is the hottest month. The temperature ranges around 28°C (82.4°F). The highest temperature ever recorded was 43.3°C (109.9°F) on 29th January 1957.

Winters are cool with chilly nights, and July is the coolest month. The temperature during the winter season (from July to September) ranges between 3°C (37.4°F) to 8°C (46.4°F). The lowest temperature recorded in central Buenos Aires was −5.4°C (22°F) on 9th July 1918.

Autumn (from March to June) and spring (from September to December) are the other seasons, wherein autumn is the best time to visit the city.

Snow is very rare in the city. The city receives 1,236.3mm (49in) of rain annually. Most of the rainfall occurs during winter, but it can be expected at any time of the year.


Buenos Aires is one of the largest cities in the world. The city has a cosmopolitan culture because of the immigrants settled here from all parts of the world.

Most of the residents of Buenos Aires have European origins, which include Spanish, Italian, German, Irish, Portuguese, French, Croatian, English, and Welsh. The Jewish community in Greater Buenos Aires is the largest in Latin America. Japanese community was the first prominent Asian community that settled in the city. Later on, immigrants from China and Korea started several small and family-owned supermarkets in the city.

Buenos Aires has a wide selection of cinema halls, theatres, art galleries, soccer stadiums, racecourses, polo and pato fields, golf courses, and leisure activity centres.