Buenos Aires, Argentina » City Info » Geography

  • Geography

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 largest city in Argentina covers 203km² (78.5 sq mi) of land area while the metropolitan of Buenos Aires is spread over 4,758km² (1,837.1 sq mi) area. Geographically, Buenos Aires city is 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 13 million people.

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

  • Climate

The Buenos Aires city experiences four seasons, but the climate of the city remains mild throughout the year. The average annual temperature of the city is 18ºC (64.4º F) and that makes the city pleasant in all seasons. The temperature during the winter season (from July to September) ranges between 3ºC (37.4 ºF) to 8ºC (46.4 ºF). The coldest month is July and the lowest temperature ever recorded in central Buenos Aires was −5.4°C (22 °F) on July 9, 1918. Most of the heaviest rainfall occurs during the months of winter but it can be expected at any time of the year. The average rainfall per year is around 1,147 mm (45 inches). Summers from December to March are hot and humid and the temperature ranges around 28ºC (82.4 ºF). The highest temperature ever recorded was 43.3°C (109.9 °F) on January 29, 1957. 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.

  • Culture

Buenos Aires is one of the largest cities in the world. The city has a cosmopolitan culture grown from its intensive neighborhoods. These neighborhoods are full of immigrants which have come 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 and its numbers around 250,000. Japanese community was the first major 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 other countless leisure activity centers.