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Capital of Argentina, founded 1536

Buenos Aires is the capital and largest 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 former 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 14 million.

Geographical type: Metropolis

Latitude: 34.6° S — Longitude: 58.38° W

Area: 4,758 km²

Birthplace of

Alejandro Chafuen, on 1954


The Life, Death, and Resurrection of an Economy, by Michael C. Monson, The Freeman, May 1993
Lengthy economic history of Argentina, from the time of the conquistadors to the early 1990's, highlighting the outstanding growth in the 19th and early 20th century and the economic nationalism and government interventions in the 20th century
By the mid-1600s the port of Buenos Aires was brimming with Dutch and English ships engaged in open smuggling. Smuggling had become a way to survive ... In 1910 Argentina had the tenth most important economy in the world and was one of the five largest exporters. Its capital was the second largest city in the Western hemisphere. Its foreign trade exceeded that of Canada ... As a result of the 1943 rental freeze in Buenos Aires, there was now an acute shortage of rental housing in the capital.
Professor Ludwig von Mises Discusses Free Enterprise, La Prensa, 2 Jun 1959
Original title: De la Libre Empresa Habló el Profesor Dr. Ludwig von Mises
Translation of article reporting Mises' visit to Buenos Aires; discusses his views on free enterprise, inflation, the policies of De Gaulle and Adenauer and the possibility of an Argentine economic recovery
Ludwig von Mises, who ... arrived from New York early yesterday morning, spoke with us about his activities in Buenos Aires ... Dr. von Mises will give his first conference today at 7:15 PM in the assembly hall of the Faculty of Economic Sciences ... The dean of the faculty, Dr. William Lesley Chapman, will open the event, and Mr. Alberto Benegas Lynch, president of the Center for the Promotion of the Free Economy will introduce the speaker ... The visitor will give five other talks, scheduled at the same time and place in the days that follow ... Thursday the 4th ... Monday the 15th ...

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Buenos Aires" as of 3 Nov 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.