25 Facts About Buenos Aires

1. Buenos Aires is a vibrant, beautiful city, full of colour, music and passion and is the perfect place for a stopover on your charter along the South American coast.

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2. Buenos Aires is classified as an Alpha World City, according to the Loughborough University group's 2008 inventory.

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

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

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

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

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

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9. The Port of Buenos Aires handles over 11 million revenue tons annually, and Dock Sud, just south of the city proper, handles another 17 million metric tons.

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

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

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

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13. The population of Greater Buenos Aires was 13,147,638 according to 2010 census data.

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

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15. On 30 June 1996, voters in Buenos Aires chose their first elected mayor.

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

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

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18. Buenos Aires became the capital again after its liberation, but Sobremonte could not resume his duties as viceroy.

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19. From its earliest days, Buenos Aires depended primarily on trade.

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20. Buenos Aires is a multicultural city, being home to multiple ethnic and religious groups.

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21. Buenos Aires will host the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics and the 2018 G20 summit.

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22. Buenos Aires held the 1st Pan American Games in 1951 as well as hosting two venues in the 1978 FIFA World Cup.

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23. Buenos Aires is considered an 'alpha city' by the study GaWC5.

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24. Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina.

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25. Buenos Aires is filled with kid-centric museums, plazas and parks, many with playgrounds.

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