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Map/Still:Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The capital of the country, Buenos Aires is also Argentina's leading city in population, commerce, and industry. It is located near the Atlantic Ocean coast, on the broad Río de la Plata, an estuary at the mouth of the Paraná and Paraguay rivers. The early Spanish colonists named the city for the “good winds” that brought them to the port. Today more than 12 million people live…

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>Buenos Aires
city, Federal District, and capital of Argentina, situated on the shore of the Río de la Plata, 150 miles (240 kilometres) from the Atlantic Ocean. It is one of the world's most important ports and most populous cities. The city proper covers an area of 77 square miles (200 square kilometres). The total metropolitan area, however, occupies some 1,500 square miles. ...
>Buenos Aires
province, eastern Argentina, lying south of the Paraná River and southeast of the Río de la Plata (which forms the border with Uruguay) and extending westward from the Atlantic Ocean to include the major part of the humid Argentine Pampas, a vast, grass-covered plain. The province, which surrounds the federal district and city of Buenos Aires, includes Martín García ...
>Dominance of Buenos Aires
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By then, military leaders had assumed power in almost every province. Each provincial political regime soon acquired its own character, according to the relative power held by military strongmen (caudillos) and by local political interests. This differentiation was not, however, cause for friction between the provinces; rather, economic and geographic factors separated ...
>Alfaro, Emilio
Argentine actor and director whose highly regarded career lasted nearly 50 years; from 1989 he served as director of the Teatro General San Martín in Buenos Aires (b. Jan. 20, 1933, Buenos Aires, Arg.--d. July 18, 1998, Buenos Aires).
>Perón, Juan
army colonel who became president of Argentina (1946–55, 1973–74), founder and leader of the Peronist movement.

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Buenos Aires
The capital of the country, Buenos Aires is also Argentina's leading city in population, commerce, and industry. It is located near the Atlantic Ocean coast, on the broad Río de la Plata, an estuary at the mouth of the Paraná and Paraguay rivers. The early Spanish colonists named the city for the “good winds” that brought them to the port. Today more than 12 million ...
History
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Early attempts by Spanish colonists to settle at the site of Buenos Aires, beginning in 1536, were discouraged by the presence of hostile Indians. It was not until 1580 that Juan de Garay, a colonist from Asunción, established what became the first permanent community at Buenos Aires. The city did not really begin to develop, however, until the late 1700s. In response to ...
Transportation and Communication
   from the Argentina article
Argentina's airlines, railways, and bus and ship lines constitute the most extensive transportation system in Latin America. The rail network is the most complete on the continent, fanning out from Buenos Aires in all directions. Rail lines are government owned. Roads are extensive and link all parts of the nation with the capital. Telephone and telegraph networks are ...
Saavedra Lamas, Carlos
(1878–1959). Argentine lawyer and diplomat Carlos Saavedra Lamas led the negotiations that ended the Chaco War, fought from 1932 to 1935 between Bolivia and Paraguay over the northern part of the Gran Chaco region. He also developed the South American Antiwar Pact and presented it to the League of Nations, where it was signed by 11 countries. Lauded for these efforts, ...
The City—Its People and Commerce
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Greater Buenos Aires is made up of many settlements that grew together. The oldest European center lay in the neighborhood of the present Plaza de Mayo, a large plaza in the downtown area. Streets in the city were laid out according to a grid pattern described in the Código de las Indias, a legal document followed by the Spaniards in settling the Western Hemisphere. The ...

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15 web sites, chosen by Britannica editors for our Internet Guide
>Buenos Aires Herald
Weekly online edition of the Buenos Aires English-language daily newspaper. Provides coverage of national and international news, finance, sports, and shipping.
>Buenos Aires
Excite Travel
Travel guide to this capital city of Argentina. Provides an overview of its regions, attractions, dining, recreations, and accommodations.
>Buenos Aires Hotel Discounts and City Guide
Open World
Travel guide to the capital city of Argentina. Provides information on some important tourist destinations, restaurants, hotels, and transport facilities. Also contains related maps and photographs.
>Argentine Stock Exchange
Information in English and Spanish on this stock exchange in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Provides an overview of the legal framework governing foreign investment, and features listed companies and publications.
>Finca Flichman
Overview of this Buenos Aires, Argentina-based wine producing company. Covers products, vineyards, and manufacturing. Offers an insight to types of wines, and tasting and storage methods.

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