[bwey-nuh s ahyuh r-iz, boh-nuh s; Spanish bwe-naws ahy-res]
- a seaport in and the capital of Argentina, in the E part, on the Río de la Plata.
[ahr-juh n-tee-nuh; Spanish ahr-hen-tee-nah]
- a republic in S South America. 1,084,120 sq. mi. (2,807,870 sq. km). Capital: Buenos Aires.
Also called the Argentine.Official name Argentine Republic.
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- the capital of Argentina, a major port and industrial city on the Río de la Plata estuary: became capital in 1880; university (1821). Pop: 13 349 000 (2005 est)
- a republic in southern South America: colonized by the Spanish from 1516 onwards; gained independence in 1816 and became a republic in 1852; ruled by military dictatorships for much of the 20th century; civilian rule restored in 1983; consists chiefly of subtropical plains and forests (the Chaco) in the north, temperate plains (the pampas) in the central parts, the Andes in the west, and an infertile plain extending to Tierra del Fuego in the south (Patagonia); an important meat producer. Language: Spanish. Religion: Roman Catholic. Currency: peso. Capital: Buenos Aires. Pop: 42 610 981 (2013 est). Area: 2 776 653 sq km (1 072 067 sq miles)Also called: the Argentine
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Word Origin and History for buenos aires
South American nation, from Latin argentinus "of silver" (see argent); a Latinized form of (Rio) de la Plata, from Spanish plata "silver."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Second-largest nation of South America, after Brazil.
[(bway-nuhs air-eez, eye-riz)]
One of the largest cities in Latin America, Buenos Aires is Argentina's chief port and financial, industrial, commercial, and social center.
La Prensa and La Nación are two of its daily newspapers, popular throughout the Spanish-speaking world.
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