Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina.
About 3 million people make their home there. Adding the population of the metropolitan area, the total population exceeds 10 million, making it one of the 10 most populated urban centers in the world.
In the nineteenth century, the Buenos Aires port was the entry
point for the great migratory wave promoted by the Argentine State to populate the nation. Spanish, Italian, Syrian-
Lebanese, German, Irish, Polish and Russian immigrants
furnished Buenos Aires with the cultural eclecticism that
distinguishes it today.
Throughout the twentieth century, successive waves of immigrants from Latin American and Eastern countries colored the picture of Buenos Aires as a cosmopolitan city where people live in and among different cultures and religions.