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Places to Visit
CURRENCY - Argentinian Peso (Arg$)
HISTORY - Buenos Aires is the trendsetting capital of Argentina. Itís a fashionable, relaxed and expansive city of wide avenues, colonial architecture and European customs and traditions.
Unlike so many great world capitals, Buenos Aires manages to maintain a sense of history and culture while embracing modernity and capitalism. Everywhere you look, youíll find bright, cheerful colors; a gentle reminder to celebrate life. And this is something which comes easily to Argentines. It is reflected in their faces and in their passion for fashion. In Buenos Aires, style exudes confidence and optimism.
The city is lively; the people, enchanting; and the shopping, superb. Buenos Aires, as the
name suggests, truly is a good breath of fresh air.
POPULATION - 16,000,000
Land Area: 1,670 sq miles
LANGUAGE: Spanish is the official language
Average Annual Rainfall: 59 inches
Average January Temperature: 79
Average July Temperature: 84
ELECTRICITY - 110/220V 60HzHz , European plug with two circular metal pins, and the Australian-style slanted flat-prong kind. It is necessary to have both adapters as you will not know what to expect. These adapters can be cheaply bought throughout Buenos Aires. Luxury hotels usually have transformers and adapters available, as well as American-style plugs at workstations and desks.