Information about Buenos Aires

Description of the City of Buenos Aires

Limits of the City of Buenos Aires

North: Party of Vicente Lopez. South: Lomas de Zamora. This: Avellaneda. West: Party of Tres de Febrero. Also limits the northwest with the Party of General San Martin; the Northeast with the Rio de la Plata; Southwest with the Partido de La Matanza and the Southeast with the Party of Lanus. All Party bordering the city of Buenos Aires belong to the area called Gran Buenos Aires, which occupies 3,680 km2 and are part of Greater along with the city make up the metropolitan area of 3,880 km2.


Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina. Located in the southern hemisphere of the American continent, latitude 34º 36 'and longitude 58º 26'. The city extends on a plain of 19.4 kilometers from north to south and 17.9 kilometers from east to west. In its area of 202 square kilometers live about three million people representing 7.6% of the country. However, with the metropolitan area, the population of Buenos Aires is 12 million. The Rio de la Plata and the Riachuelo are the natural limits of the city to the east and south. The rest of the metropolitan perimeter is surrounded by the General Paz Avenue, which borders the city from north to west.


Buenos Aires streets comprises approximately 2000. Formerly in 1580 it had only 144 apples equal and square. The dimension in those years was made in staff and estimated that each half 11 yards wide. Currently they have around 17 meters and every block is 11,370 meters. The names of each street is related to the great figures of the country and abroad, notably in the neighborhood of Puerto Madero streets whose names correspond to women who made history in Argentina. The city consists of 195 avenues highlighting two of them, one is the wider world: Avenida 9 de Julio, and the other is the longest: Avenida Rivadavia. There are also about 500 passages in different neighborhoods of the city as also cobbled streets that keep the history of each site. May Highway 25 connects the city to the southern part of the province of Buenos Aires and Perito Moreno communicates with the western part of the province.

Rio de La Plata

The discovery of the Rio de la Plata is an issue that even today is unknown who were the first to navigate these waters. The river had different names. The so called natural river Aos (sea lions), Uruay (birds), Paraguay (meeting of rivers).

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