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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Residents of the city are known as porteños, meaning “people of the port”.

Buenos Aires means "fair winds" in Spanish.

Rio de la Plata is the widest river in the world, stretching 220 km at its widest point.

Metropolitan Buenos Aires is home to 13 million people: one in three Argentines lives here.

Buenos Aires is nick-named the "Paris of South America".

Evita is known as Argentina’s first woman leader, and the “Spiritual Leader of the Nation”.

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