Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires 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. In the census of 2010 there were 2,891,082 people residing in the city. 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.
Buenos Aires is the financial, industrial, and commercial hub of Argentina. The importance of Buenos Aires, the country’s chief port and the largest in South America, to the national economy is related to Argentina’s overwhelming dependence on the production and export of agricultural commodities. Buenos Aires is the country’s chief point of consumption, processing, and shipping.
Buenos Aires is a top tourist destination, and is known for its preserved Spanish/European-style architecture and rich cultural life.