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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.

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. ... As a result of the 1943 rental freeze in Buenos Aires, there was now an acute shortage of rental housing in the capital.

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.