Buenos Aires - Argentina
Buenos Aires by the numbers:
Population: 3,000,000 (city); 13,000,000 (metro area)
Average July temperature: 11.2 degrees C / 52 degrees F
Average January temperature: 25.4 degrees C / 78 degrees F
Annual rainfall: 1.147mm / 45in
Time zone: GMT -3.
Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50Hz; two-round-pin plugs are standard.
Country dialing code: +54
Operative taxi cabs: 40,000
Did You Know?
Avenida 9 de Julio, wandering through the center of the Microcentre (downtown) is the widest street in the world at an imposing sixteen lanes.
In Buenos Aires, Tango music and its trademark dance moves were invented in the 1920s. Since tango was frowned upon, places that played tango were brothels and poorer suburbs.