Buenos Aires and its charm
Buenos Aires, officially called Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, is the capital of Argentina and the main urban center of the country. It is located in the central-eastern region, on the western shore of the River Plate, in the Pampas plains.
The final results of the 2010 census counted the population of the city 2,890,151 inhabitants, and its urban agglomerate Great Buenos Aires, in 13,588,171 inhabitants, being the second largest population in South America, Latin America and the hemisphere south, and one of the 20 largest urban agglomerations in the world.
Buenos Aires is a cosmopolitan city and a major world tourist destination. Its complex infrastructure makes it one of the most important metropolis in America and is a global city of alpha category, given their influence in commerce, finance, fashion, art, food, education, entertainment and especially in its strong culture.
A ranking of quality of life by The Economist magazine among 140 cities in the world, located in Argentina's capital position # 62 and the first Latin American. Its income per capita is the highest in the region and ranks as the most competitive city in Latin America.
The urban fabric resembles a range bordered on the south, west and north with the province of Buenos Aires and east by the Rio de la Plata. Officially the city is divided into 48 districts that derive the oldest, parishes established in the nineteenth century. The metropolis is an autonomous city which is one of the 24 districts in which the country is divided. It has its own executive, legislative and judicial powers.
Its skyline is remarkably eclectic. the Spanish colonial styles, art deco, art nouveau, neo-Gothic, Italianate and French Bourbon mix. For the latter it is known in the world by the nickname "The Paris of America".