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Buenos Aires ( or ; Spanish pronunciation: [ˈbwenos ˈaiɾes]) is the capital and most populous city of Argentina. The city is located on the western shore of the estuary of the Río de la Plata, on the South American continent's southeastern coast. "Buenos Aires" can be translated as "fair winds" or "good airs", but the first one was the meaning intended by the founders in the 16th century, by the use of the original name "Real de Nuestra Señora Santa María del Buen Ayre". The Greater Buenos Aires conurbation, which also includes several Buenos Aires Province districts, constitutes the fourth-most populous metropolitan area in the Americas, with a population of around 17 million.
The city of Buenos Aires is neither part of Buenos Aires Province nor the Province's capital; rather, it is an autonomous district. In 1880, after decades of political infighting, Buenos Aires was federalized and removed from Buenos Aires Province. The city limits were enlarged to include the towns of Belgrano and Flores; both are now neighborhoods of the city. The 1994 constitutional amendment granted the city autonomy, hence its formal name: Autonomous City of Buenos Aires (Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires; "CABA"). Its citizens first elected a chief of government (i.e. mayor) in 1996; previously, the mayor was directly appointed by the President of the Republic.
Buenos Aires is considered an 'alpha city' by the study GaWC5. Buenos Aires' quality of life was ranked 91st in the world, being one of the best in Latin America in 2018. It is the most visited city in South America, and the second-most visited city of Latin America (behind Mexico City).
Buenos Aires is a top tourist destination, and is known for its preserved Spanish/European-style architecture and rich cultural life. Buenos Aires held the 1st Pan American Games in 1951 as well as hosting two venues in the 1978 FIFA World Cup. Buenos Aires will host the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics and the 2018 G20 summit.
Manuel Máximo Alberti
(28 May 1763 – 31 January 1811) was a priest from Buenos Aires
, when the city was part of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata
. He had a curacy at Maldonado, Uruguay
during the British invasions of the Río de la Plata
, and returned to Buenos Aires in time to take part in the May Revolution
of 1810. He was chosen as one of the seven members of the Primera Junta
, which is considered the first national government of Argentina. He supported most of the proposals of Mariano Moreno
and worked at the Gazeta de Buenos Ayres
newspaper. The internal disputes of the Junta had a negative effect on his health, and he died of a heart attack in 1811.
Manuel Alberti was born in Buenos Aires on 28 May 1763 to Antonio Alberti and Juana Agustina Marín. He was baptized on the following 1 June at the Concepción parish; his godparents were Juan Javier Dogan and Isabel de Soria y Santa Cruz. He had three brothers, Isidoro, Manuel Silvestre and Félix, and three sisters, Casimira, Juana María and María Clotilde. The Alberti family became benefactor of the House of Spiritual Works of Buenos Aires by donating them a land plot so it could move its headquarters.
Aerial view of the city skyline.
The main financial centre of Buenos Aires
Aldus verthoont hem de stadt Buenos Ayrros geleegen in Rio de la Plata, painting by a Dutch sailor who anchored at the port around 1628.
Puerto Madero district one of the most important districts of the city
Puerto Madero currently represents the largest urban renewal project in the city of Buenos Aires. Having undergone an impressive revival in merely a decade, it is one of the most successful recent waterfront renewal projects in the world.
Heavy rain and lightning in Plaza San Martin. Storms are usual during the summer.
Buenos Aires Bus, the city's touristic bus service. The official estimate is that the bus carries between 700 and 800 passengers per day, and has carried half a million passengers since its opening.
The Catalinas Norte is an important business complex composed of nineteen commercial office buildings and occupied by numerous leading Argentine companies, foreign subsidiaries and diplomatic offices. It is located in the Retiro and San Nicolás neighborhoods.
The Immigrants' Hotel, constructed in 1906, received and assisted the thousands of immigrants arriving to the city. The hotel is now a National Museum.
Map of the Greater Buenos Aires Commuter Rail Network
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is a mostly middle-class barrio
(neighbourhood) of Buenos Aires
The neighbourhood is delimited by La Plata avenue and Río de Janeiro street to the west, Independencia avenue to the south, Sánchez de Bustamante, Sánchez de Loria and Gallo streets to the east, and Córdoba/Estado de Israel avenues to the north.
Almagro features strong commercial activity along its avenues, and has a high population density due to the many high-rise buildings erected along the railway line. The sectional government of the 6th circuit, which includes Almagro and Boedo, is located on Díaz Vélez avenue opposite Centenario park.[palladian]] monument was donated by the Anglo-Argentine community for the 1910 centennial celebrations
Although many music and dance venues cater to all tastes, Almagro is a stronghold of tango. During his last years, composer and bandleader Osvaldo Pugliese relocated to Almagro and oversaw the creation of the Casa del Tango (Tango House) complex on Guardia Vieja street.
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- Puerto Madero, San Nicolás, Retiro, Monserrat, San Telmo, and Constitución
- Balvanera and San Cristóbal
- La Boca, Barracas, Parque Patricios, and Nueva Pompeya
- Almagro and Boedo
- Flores and Parque Chacabuco
- Villa Soldati, Villa Lugano, and Villa Riachuelo
- Parque Avellaneda, Mataderos, and Liniers
- Villa Luro, Vélez Sársfield, Floresta, Monte Castro, Villa Real, and Versalles
- Villa Devoto, Villa del Parque, Villa Santa Rita, and Villa General Mitre
- Villa Pueyrredón, Villa Urquiza, Coghlan, and Saavedra
- Núñez, Belgrano, and Colegiales
- Villa Ortúzar, Chacarita, Villa Crespo, La Paternal, Agronomía and Parque Chas
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