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BUENOS AIRES ARGENTINA HISTORY - BUENOS AIRES

Buenos Aires Argentina HistoryBuenos Aires History - Buenos Aires is the capital of the republic of Argentina, situated on bank of the river de la plata. It is the fifth largest city in the world and one of the most important in Latin American. It is very upbeat, vibrant and full of intellectual and artistic activity. Both tourists and residents, with all that it has to offer in terms of cultural activities and sight seeing love the city of Buenos Aires.

Buenos Aires was established in 1580. The city was given its name in honor of the patron saint of sailors, Virgin of Buen Ayre. There were only 500 people in the city at that time. Buenos Aires became the capital of the Rio de la Plata in 1776. By the early 1800s the city's population grew to 7,500. In the years between 1895 and 1912 the population of the country doubled to 7.5 million. The people of Buenos Aires came to be called portenos, or people of the port. Buenos Aires is reminiscent of Paris due to the many divergent immigrants who arrived in the last century. Its music, reflected in the many aspects of the "tango", is also a consequence of this cultural diversity.

It is the financial and economical seat of the country and Buenos Aires is the main port of the nation. It has an intense commercial activity, numerous shops and cultural exhibits. Buenos Aires is broken up into little neighborhoods. The beautiful Recoleta, Palermo, El Centro, San Telmo, Puerta Madera and La Boca are all integral parts of this great city. 11.125.000 people strong now Buenos Aires is holding its own and is a highlight for tourists every year. With continued growth the financial future of Buenos Aires looks very good indeed and will become even a more integral tourist destination throughout the world.

 

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