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Buenos Aires is situated on the coast of the western side of estuary of the Rio de la Plata, on the southeastern coast of the South American continent. Greater Buenos Aires great city, which also involves many Buenos Aires territory districts, constitutes the third-largest city in Latin America, with a population of 13 million. Buenos Aires is the top tourist place, with the most number of theatres in the world and well known for its European style architecture and rich cultural life. Buenos Aires is the capital city of the Republic Argentina and one of the most important cities in Latin America. In the colonial period Buenos Aires city was a business center, because of Buenos Aires city's important port which leads to the Atlantic Ocean, where a lot of European ships used to come. The City is classified into 48 districts or barrios. Buenos Aires city is one of the tenth most populated municipal centers in the world with over 15 millions people.

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      Buenos Aires Recreation, Culture and Attractions
The city contains busiest live theater business in Latin America, with scores of theaters and productions. Buenos Aires is the site of the Teatro Colon, and worldwide rated opera house. The city has many museums related to history, fine arts, modern arts, decorative arts, admired arts, hallowed art, arts and crafts, theatre and well-liked music, as well as the conserved homes of noted art collectors, writers, composers and artists. Buenos Aires City has a world-famous zoo and botanical garden and huge number of sited parks and squares, as well as churches and places of worship of many values, which are architecturally remarkable. The city has many parks and plazas, and they are quite busy on weekends when Portenos traditionally go out for leisurely walk.The tourist attractions in Buenos Aires are very unique. The decay of the city is running out of control but it is still a very lively city to visit and have a great occasion. The historical building also put ups sculptures, paintings and photographs in dissimilar exhibitions, providing an incredible sightseeing knowledge for any visitor to this exciting city.

      Buenos Aires Nicknames
The Queen of El Plata,
The South American Paris,
The Capital of Tango, The city of books,
The Paris of the Pampas,
The Cultural Capital of Latin America

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      Buenos Aires Demographics
Buenos Aires City Population - 2,965,403
Buenos Aires City men Population - 45%
Buenos Aires City women Population - 55%

Buenos Aires Education
Primary education in Buenos Aires city consists of the first two (EGG) cycle. The University of Buenos Aires, one of the top learning institutions in South America, has shaped five Nobel Prize winners and supplied taxpayer-funded education for students from all around the world. Buenos Aries city has many educated people. University of Buenos Aires is the immense university in the Buenos Aries city. Buenos Aries City has many private universities and schools like Pontifical Catholic University, University of the Saviour, CEMA University, Favaloro University, Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina and University of Belgrano, University of Palermo.

      Buenos Aires History
The city of Buenos Aires was first established as Ciudad de Nuestra Senora Santa Maria Del Buen Aires after Our Lady of Bonaria on 2nd February in the year 1536 by a Spanish mission leads by Pedro de Mendoza.In 1806 the British successfully attacked Buenos Aires, but an army from Montevideo led by Santiago de Liniers beaten British. The government was formed first by two Juntas of various members, then by two triumvirates of simply 3 members, and finally formed by a unipersonal office, the Supreme Director. The wealth produced by the Buenos Aires Customs ,fertile pampas and railroad expansion in the second half of the 19th century improved the economic power of Buenos Aires as raw materials flowed into its factories. In the year 1776, the Spanish empire named Buenos Aires as the capital of the new Viceroyalty of the Rio de la Plata. Buenos Aires City became one of the richest and most significant cities in the world.

      Buenos Aires Tourism
In the year 2008, an estimated 2.5 million visitors visited the city. Visitors have many choices such as going to a tango show, which is an estancia in the Province of Buenos Aires and enjoy the traditional asado. Buenos Aires is in the centre of a tourism boom, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council; in 2007 Buenos Aires make known the strong growth for Argentina Travel and Tourism in coming years, and the prominent travel and tourism publication. Buenos Aires is the second most attractive city to visit after Florence, Italy.

      Buenos Aires Transportation
The majority of people in the Buenos Aires City use public transport to travel. Toll motorways started in the late 1970s by Mayor Osvaldo Cacciatore provided quick access to the city centre and are today used by over a million vehicles every day. Buenos Aires has a huge network of buses, locally named "Colectivos". There are 144 lines, each bus recognized with a number and dissimilar colors. The International Airport to travel from and to Buenos Aires city is Ezeiza International Airport, 35km away south of Buenos Aires city. One of the reasons is that buses don't have exclusive lanes and have stops every two blocks, which slows down traffic for taxis, cars and other buses in Buenos Aires City.

      Buenos Aires Tourist Universities
University of Buenos Aires,Argentina - 311,000 students
University of Belgrano,Argentina - 14,000 students
University of el Salvador,Argentina - 23,000 students

      Buenos Aires Tourist Attractions
Buenos Aires Zoo
Botanical Gardens
Teatro Colon (Colon Theatre)
Casa de Cultura and Palacio de Gobierno
La Casa Rosada
Catedral Metropolitana
Casa Rosada
Manzana de las Luces
Palacio el Congreso
Teatro Colon
Plaza Dorrego
Caminito
Cementeria de la Recoleta
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
Museo Evita

      Buenos Aires Museums
Buque Museo Corbeta Uruguay
Buque Museo Fragata A.R.A Presidente Sarmiento
Complejo Museologico del Instituto Felix Bernasconi
Centro de Museos de Buenos Aires
Claustros del Pilar
Instituto de Investigaciones Historicas de la Manzana de las Luces
MUMIN- Museo Participativo Minero
Museo Anconetani del Acordeon
Museo S.A.D.A.I.C. Vicente Lopez y Planes
Monsenor Fray Jose Maria Bottaro
Museo del Holocausto de Buenos Aires

      Buenos Aires Parks
Paseo del Rosedal
Bosques de Palermo
Japanese Garden
Palermo Viejo
Plaza Serrano (Plazoleta Cortazar)
Parque Tres de Febrero (February 3 Park)
Jardin Botanico Carlos Thais
Parque de los Ninos de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires Costanera
Reserva Ecologica
Jardin Zoologico
Patio Andaluz
Parque Centenario
Parque Lezama

      Buenos Aires Religious
Buenos Aires City Roman Catholic - 92%
Buenos Aires City Protestant - 2%
Buenos Aires City Jewish -2%
Buenos Aires City other- 4%

      Buenos Aires Tax
Buenos Aires City VAT (Valued Added Tax) or I.V.A. (Impuesto al Valor Agregado) - 21%

      Buenos Aires Government
Elections will conduct for every 4 years, with a Deputy Chief of Government, who controls over the 60-member Buenos Aires City Legislature. Member of the Legislature is elected for a four-year term, for every two years half of the legislature is rehabilitated. The Judicial branch is consists of the Supreme Court of Justice, the Magistrate's Council, the Public Ministry and other City Courts. The City's first Executive elections were held, in the month of June and in the year 1996.The Legislature of Buenos Aires City is the essential part of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires and architectural landmark in the city's Montserrat section. The government of Buenos Aires city is consisting of 23 committees, and the 60 legislators belong to 16 parties. No one party in the Buenos Aires city grasps absolute majority. Buenos Aires city is the federal district and local to the President of the Republic and National Congress similar to Washington, D.C.The members are selected by comparative representation to four-year terms. City officials, as well as the mayor, are allowed to rule for two consecutive terms but must sit out for a full term before running.

      Buenos Aires Geography
Buenos Aires city made up of 47 neighborhoods which occupy a surface of land 200km and situated in front of the Rio de la Plata. Buenos Aires city is distributed in blocks of 100 meters long and 100 meters wide and simple to move around the city. About 150 miles From the Atlantic Ocean, Buenos Aires is located on the western bank of the Rio de la Plata. The Buenos Aires city limit covers about 80 square miles (210 km2) that coincide with those of the federal district of the similar name. After Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro the 3rd largest metropolitan area in South America is Buenos Aires city and Buenos Aires city is the capital and largest city of Argentina. Buenos Aires city is located on the southeastern coast of the South American continent. As Buenos Aires city is situated in the Southern hemisphere, Buenos Aires cities summer is in the months of December, January and February and its winter are in the months of June, July and August. The Buenos Aires city has a moist subtropical climate. Rain can be expected at any time and hailstorms are not unusual. The average year temperature is 17.6 C .The average high temperatures ranges from 30.4 C in January, to 14.9 C (58.8 F) in the winter season. The city acquires 1,147 mm of rainfall per year. The highest temperature ever recorded was 43.3 C (109.9 F) on 29 January 1957. The lowest temperature was -5.4 C (22 F) on 9 July 1918.Heavy snowfalls and blizzards affected the country; the last snowfall occurred 9 July 2007 during the worst winter of Argentina in almost thirty years. Annual temperature is 18 C (64.4 F), making enormously hot and cold days very uncommon. Temperature goes down a little, at night, the temperature go up at midday and drops again at night.

      Buenos Aires Economy
The economy in the city, calculated by Gross Geographic Product, totaled US$ 84.7 billion in the year 2011 and amounts to nearly a quarter of Argentina's. The city's services division accounts for 76% of its economy and is diversified and well-developed by international standards. The financial and real-estate services division donates to 31% of the city's economy. Meat, dairy, grain, tobacco, wool and leather products are progressed In the Buenos Aires metro area. Automobile industrializing, oil refining, metal exertion, machine building and the manufacture of textiles, chemicals, clothing and beverages are the other leading industries in Buenos Aires city. The city relies on local incomes and capital gains taxes for 61%, federal revenue sharing will contribute 11%, property taxes 9%, and vehicle taxes 6% .The city allots budgets 26% for education, 22% for health, 17% for public services and infrastructure, 16% for social welfare and culture, 12% in administrative costs and 4% for law enforcement. The city has depended on its port, the largest in South America, for much of its economic activity.

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