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<font color="#ffff00">Buenos Aires City, Argentina
Argentina's Buenos Aires, Argentina's largest and most important metropolis. It is a small town on the banks of the Río de la Plata, 240 km from the Atlantic Ocean, close to the federal district (Distrito Federal). One of the most important harbours and most populated towns in Latin America, Buenos Aires is the center of trade, industrial, political, cultural and technological activities.
The natives of Buenos Aires are called porters ("people of the port") because so many of the residents of the capital have traditionally come by boats from Europe. Urban area, 203 sq km (78 sq miles); Greater Buenos Aires area, 3,885 sq km (1,500 sq miles). Buenos Aires, 12,046,799; (2010) Buenos Aires, 2,890,151; (2011 est.) Buenos Aires, 13,528,000.
Argentina, Buenos Aires. Ezequiel Martínez Estrada (1895-1964), the Argentinian writer and philospher, named Buenos Aires "The Head of Goliath", a methaphor that compared the unbalance of the city's relationship with the remainder of the land to that of a big colossus with a weak corpse. Buenos Aires is a place where the richness and impact of the capital outshine the lives of the entire nation, but Buenos Aires also presents Argentina with its most serious economical and societal ills.
It is this monotony that has made Buenos Aires a center of civil and economic turmoil. It is a magnificent town with broad alleys and a pulsating metropolitan atmosphere, more reminiscent of Europe than South America. With little cold architectural heritage and few listed historical monuments, Buenos Aires is above all a town with striking districts that have their own venues, mostly coffee houses or cafes.
It is a traditional activity that dates back to times of colonialism, when the center of each district was a general shop and a pub known as Polpería. The neighborhoods offer a feeling of fellowship to those living in an overdeveloped area that grew twice as rapidly as the nation as a whole at the beginning of the twenty-first millennium.
Buenos Aires' energetic and bustling life is most clearly reflected in the center of the town - the place of amusement, shops and cafés. Buenos Aires' boutiques (nightclubs) rise at nights, while the evening owls perform the evening dances of Tangos, the emotive dances that originate in the lower classes of the town, and that are meant to mirror the spirit of the spirit oforteño.
Buenos Aires lies on the north-eastern border of the Pampas plains, which occupy the Argentine countryside. This is the place where the Paraná River extends into the Río de la Plata river mouth. East and north borders of the conurbation are delimited by the Río de la Plata, and the main features of the town are the many small streams that run through its outskirts.
Riachuelo, the center of the town, is situated on a cliff with a view of the Río de la Plata, and to the east runs a small stream, the Riachuelo, whose bank marks the other higher point of the town. Most of the town is situated on the meadows of the streams, with practically no significant differences in altitude.