49 Facts About Buenos Aires


Buenos Aires is classified as an alpha global city, according to the Globalization and World Cities Research Network 2020 ranking.

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City of Buenos Aires is neither part of Buenos Aires Province nor the Province's capital; rather, it is an autonomous district.

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The quality of life in Buenos Aires was ranked 91st in the world in 2018, being one of the best in Latin America.

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Buenos Aires held the 1st FIBA World Championship in 1950 and 11th FIBA World Championship in 1990, the 1st Pan American Games in 1951, was the site of two venues in the 1978 FIFA World Cup and one in the 1982 FIVB Men's World Championship.

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Buenos Aires's expedition was cut short when he was killed during an attack by the native Charrua tribe in what is Uruguay.

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Buenos Aires became the capital again after its recapture by Argentine forces, but Sobremonte could not resume his duties as viceroy.

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Buenos Aires managed to endure the whole Spanish American wars of independence without falling again under royalist rule.

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Buenos Aires attracted migrants from Argentina's provinces and neighboring countries.

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Buenos Aires has over 250 parks and green spaces, the largest concentration of which are on the city's eastern side in the neighborhoods of Puerto Madero, Recoleta, Palermo, and Belgrano.

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Under the Koppen climate classification, Buenos Aires has a humid subtropical climate with four distinct seasons.

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Buenos Aires is represented in the Argentine Senate by three senators .

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Guardia Urbana de Buenos Aires was a specialized civilian force of the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, that used to deal with different urban conflicts with the objective of developing actions of prevention, dissuasion and mediation, promoting effective behaviors that guarantee the security and the integrity of public order and social coexistence.

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Buenos Aires' population has hovered around 3 million since 1947, due to low birth rates and a slow migration to the suburbs.

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Buenos Aires was the first city to host a Mundo Lingo event on 7 July 2011, which have been after replicated in up to 15 cities in 13 countries.

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At the beginning of the twentieth century, Buenos Aires was the second-largest Catholic city in the world after Paris.

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Buenos Aires is home to the largest Jewish community in Latin America and the second largest in the Western Hemisphere after the United States.

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The Jewish community of Buenos Aires has historically been characterized by its high level of assimilation, organization and influence in the cultural history of the city.

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Buenos Aires is the seat of a Roman Catholic metropolitan archbishop, currently Archbishop Mario Poli.

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Buenos Aires is a major center for psychoanalysis, particularly the Lacanian school.

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Buenos Aires is the financial, industrial, and commercial hub of Argentina.

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Metro Buenos Aires, according to one well-quoted study, constitutes the 13th largest economy among the world's cities.

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Finance in Buenos Aires is especially important to Argentina's banking system, accounting for nearly half the nation's bank deposits and lending.

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Buenos Aires maintains low debt levels and its service requires less than 3 percent of the budget.

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Buenos Aires is an international hub of highly active and diverse nightlife with bars, dance bars and nightclubs staying open well past midnight.

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Buenos Aires has become a recipient of LGBT tourism, due to the existence of some gay-friendly sites and the legalization of same-sex marriage on 15 July 2010, making it the first country in Latin America, the second in the Americas, and the tenth in the world to do so.

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Buenos Aires has various types of accommodation ranging from luxurious five star hotels in the city center to budget hotels located in suburban neighborhoods.

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Buenos Aires is based on a square, rectangular grid pattern, save for natural barriers or the relatively rare developments explicitly designed otherwise .

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Pedestrian zones in the central business district such as Florida Street are partially car-free and always bustling, access provided by bus and the Underground Line C Buenos Aires, for the most part, is a very walkable city and the majority of residents in Buenos Aires use public transport.

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Buenos Aires Underground, is a high-yield system providing access to various parts of the city.

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Colectivos in Buenos Aires do not have a fixed timetable, but run from four to several per hour, depending on the bus line and time of the day.

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Buenos Aires has recently opened a bus rapid transit system, the Metrobus.

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Port of Buenos Aires is one of the busiest in South America, as navigable rivers by way of the Rio de la Plata connect the port to northeastern Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay.

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Buenos Aires is served by a ferry system operated by the company Buquebus that connects the port of Buenos Aires with the main cities of Uruguay, .

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The Centro Cultural Kirchner, located in Buenos Aires, is the largest cultural center of Latin America, and the third worldwide.

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Buenos Aires is the home of the Teatro Colon, an internationally rated opera house.

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Buenos Aires has been the birthplace of several artists and movements of national and international relevance, and has become a central motif in Argentine artistic production, especially since the 20th century.

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Buenos Aires has become a prominent center of contemporary street art; its welcoming attitude has made it one of the world's top capitals of such expression.

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Buenos Aires has long been considered an intellectual and literary capital of Latin America and the Spanish-speaking world.

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Buenos Aires is one of the most prolific book publishers in Latin America and has more bookstores per capita than any other major city in the world.

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Buenos Aires was designated as the World Book Capital for the year 2011 by UNESCO.

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Carlos Gardel, an iconic figure of tango and Buenos Aires, became an international star by starring in several films during that era.

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Buenos Aires is home to five Argentine television networks: America, Television Publica Argentina, El Nueve, Telefe, and El Trece.

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In 2005, Buenos Aires was appointed as the first UNESCO City of Design, and received this title in 2007.

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Buenos Aires architecture is characterized by its eclectic nature, with elements resembling Paris and Madrid.

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Buenos Aires has over 280 theaters, more than any other city in the world.

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Buenos Aires has been a candidate city for the Summer Olympic Games on three occasions: for the 1956 Games, which were lost by a single vote to Melbourne; for the 1968 Summer Olympics, held in Mexico City; and in 2004, when the games were awarded to Athens.

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Football is a popular pastime among many of the city's citizens, as Buenos Aires, featuring no fewer than 24 professional teams, has the highest concentration of teams of any city in the world.

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Diego Maradona, born in Lanus Partido, a county south of Buenos Aires, is widely hailed as one of the sport's greatest players of all time.

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Buenos Aires is part of the Union of Ibero-American Capital Cities from 12 October 1982 establishing brotherly relations with the following cities:.

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