4.2 The City of Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina, the country's largest city and the third largest city in Latin America. Located on the shores of the Río de La Plata, Buenos Aires has always been an open hearted city. It is a modern, dynamic and radiant city that features the european architecture of its founders. Buenos Aires enjoys perennial a mild climate. It has an intense cultural life where tango long coffee klatches and football (soccer) are essential elements in its people's daily lives.
The University of Buenos Aires (UBA) was founded in 1821. At present, it represents a well known prestigious place for the training of professionals with over 6650 teachers and more than 100.800 students divided in 13 Faculties. Within the area of science and technique, the University of Buenos Aires has an outstanding structure made up of around 6000 researchers and scholars and over 1500 ongoing research projects financed by the University, the National Agency of Science and Technology, the CONICET, and other organizations. The exchange with foreign researches, teachers and students and the design of projects of common interest are some of UBA's main aims.



Did you know that...?

  • The subway in Buenos Aires was the first one in Latin America.
  • Buenos Aires is referred to as "The Paris of the South".
  • The Nobel Prize has been awarded to 5 outstanding Argentinian personalities (twice the Nobel Prize for Peace and three times for Science), thus being Argentina the country with the most Nobel laureates in Latin America.
  • "Che-Guevara" was born in Rosario, Argentina.
  • Buenos Aires features the widest avenue (Av. 9 de Julio) and the longest street (Av. Rivadavia) in the world.
  • "Dulce de leche" (Caramel cream) is an Argentine receipt invention.
  • The ballpoint pen is an Argentine invention.
  • The Tango originated in the suburbs of Buenos Aires.
  • The racing car driver J. M. Fangio won 5 Formula One World Driver's Championships with Mercedes Benz.
  • Ushuaia is the southest city in the world.
  • Ulrich Schmidl from Straubing (Schwaben) was the first German chronicler who was present when the city of Buenos Aires was founded by Pedro de Mendoza.
  • Buenos Aires does not only mean "good air", but refers to "Santa María del Buen Aire" ("Holy Mary of the Fair Winds").
  • Buenos Aires is the city with most psychiatrists.
  • The musical instrument called "Bandoneon" and usually used for Tango comes from the German state of Saxony.
  • Beef represents a very important component of the Argentine food and beef comsumption per person in Argentina (60kg/year) is significantly higher than the German (15kg/year).
  • Over one million German descents, particularly Volga German, live in Argentina.
  • The North-South axis of Argentina is comparable to the distance between Moscow and Lisbon.
  • Argentina has recently sold an experimental reactor to Australia.
  • The cultural heritage of the brothers Quesada, two Argentine diplomats, represents a very important collection included in the library of the Ibero American Institute (IAI) in Berlin.
  • Argentina represents the largest producer and exporter of sunflower oil, sunflower by-products, mate, the second largest of honey and the third largest of soybeans and soy flour.


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