Argentina Map and Buenos Aires Location
The City of Buenos Aires is the capital of the Argentine Republic. It is located in the southern hemisphere of the American continent, latitude 34º 36’ and longitude 58º 26’ . When coming by plane, the travel takes about ten hours from New York, London, Paris, Madrid and Rome. The city extends on a plain covering 19.4 kilometers (12 miles) from north to south and 17.9 kilometers (11 miles) from east to west. Approximately three million people live in its 202 square kilometers (78.3 sq miles). However, together with the metropolitan area, the total population of Buenos Aires is above 13 millions, making it one of the ten most populated urban centers in the world.
In front of its coasts, washed by the Río de la Plata, you will find Montevideo, capital of Uruguay, only 45 minutes away by plane or two hours and a half by ship. A little farther, 1,720 kilometers (1,069 miles), and after a three-hour flight, you arrive at Sao Paulo Brazil, the other global city of South America.
The Río de la Plata and the Riachuelo are the natural borders of the City on the east and south, respectively. The rest of the metropolitan perimeter is surrounded by the General Paz Avenue from north to west. This avenue provides a fast connection between the city and the Greater Buenos Aires, a densely populated area with important business and industrial activity area.
Buenos Aires is connected with the interior of the country and foreign countries through an extended transport system, with connection points such as a port for cruisers and ferries, two airports – one for international flights, Ezeiza, 22 kilometers (13.7 miles) away from the downtown and the other for domestic flights, 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) away from downtown – commuter railroad, highways, national routes and a passenger transport terminal located at no more than one kilometer from downtown.