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a seaport in and the capital of Argentina, in the E part, on the Río de la Plata.
a republic in S South America. 1,084,120 sq. mi. (2,807,870 sq. km).
Capital: Buenos Aires.
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

Note: Second-largest nation of South America, after Brazil.

Note: Juan Perón came to power in Argentina in 1946, establishing a dictatorship, and ruled with the aid of his second wife, the popular Eva Perón, until he was overthrown in 1955. He was president again from 1973 to 1974, when he died.

Buenos Aires [(bway-nuhs air-eez, eye-riz)]

Note: One of the largest cities in Latin America, Buenos Aires is Argentina’s chief port and financial, industrial, commercial, and social center.

Note: La Prensa and La Nación are two of its daily newspapers, popular throughout the Spanish-speaking world.


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