Buenos Aires, officially Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, is the capital and largest city of Argentina. The city is located on the western shore of the Río de la Plata, on South America's south-eastern coast. "Buenos Aires" can be translated as "fair winds" or "good airs".
Buenos Aires is rated Alpha − by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) which evaluates and ranks the relationships between world cities in the context of globalisation. Alpha level cities are linked to major economic states and regions and into the world economy.
Buenos Aires is the #41 city in the world according to the Global Power City Index (GPCI) which evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to their magnetism, or their comprehensive power to attract people, capital, and enterprises from around the world. It does so through measuring six key functions: Economy, Research and Development, Cultural Interaction, Liveability, Environment, and Accessibility.
Buenos Aires has a population of over 2,891,000 people. Buenos Aires also forms part of the wider Buenos Aires metropolitan area which has a population of over 3,054,267 people.
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