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BUENOS AIRES AS ARGENTINA? Argentina is a country of two parts. Buenos Aires – the sprawling capital city and its suburbs, playing home to a third of the country’s total population of 40 million – and the rest of the country, dubbed ‘the interior’ by porteños(Buenos Aires inhabitants). This myth leads to the idea that […]

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Politics

Politics

Argentine politics can be sometimes hard to understand, and reading the news is often confusing if you don’t know how the system works. The following should make things clearer and help you to better understand Argentine politics. How does democracy work in Argentina? In Argentina, the president is both head of the state and head […]

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Travel Information

Travel Information

With a population of 40 million (one-third of whom live in and around the capital Buenos Aires) and an area of 2.8 million km2 (1/3 the size of the US), it is hard to describe all that Argentina has to offer. It contains a vast range of beauty from mountains to river, coast to cities, […]

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Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

The autonomous city of Buenos Aires is Argentina’s federal capital and has a population of almost 3 million inhabitants. The city runs 19km north to south and 18km east to west with the murky waterways of Río de la Plata and the Riachuelo as the natural boundaries to the north, east and south, and the […]

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Practical Information

Practical Information

USEFUL ADDRESSES AND NUMBERS Should you run into problems, the following numbers may come in handy: General Emergency: 911 Buenos Aires Police: 101 Ambulance: 107 Fire Brigade: 100 Tourist Information – 011 4313 0187, or the most useful Tourist Kiosk located in the centre on Av. Diagonal Roque Saenz Peña and Florida (Monday-Friday 9am-6pm, Sat […]

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History

History

The Spanish Arrive Before the 16th century the land now known as Argentina was sparsely populated by a range of Indigenous American groups, such as Quechua, Guaraní and Mapuche, although the number of people living in the territory was relatively small compared to the Incas of Peru or the Aztecs of Mexico. The first real […]

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Culture

Culture

SPORT Fútbol, fútbul y fútbol. Do not miss out on going to a game. There are six top flight clubs in the capital alone and so it’s not just about seeing the internationally-known Boca Juniors play. Be careful though, some of the games are not the safest to be around; clasicós, or the local derbies, […]

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