Buenos Aires is also known as the Federal Capital and is the seat of government of Argentina. It is the second largest city in South America and the Southern Hemisphere, with over 12 million inhabitants. It is also, along with Mexico and Sao Paulo, one of the three Latin American cities of alpha quality and has one of the best indexes of quality of life in the region.
Buenos Aires is the most visited city in South America. It has 48 districts and is also the main cultural center of the country. It is the city with the largest concentration of theaters in the world, even more than cities like New York and Paris, the Teatro Colon being one of the five most important opera theaters in the world because of its history and impeccable acoustics. Architecture blends modern skyscrapers with art deco, art nouveau, neo-Gothic and French styles, which has been named and known as the Paris of America. Another feature of the city is the domes over the buildings, built by the bourgeoisie in the early twentieth century.
The city is located almost entirely in the Pampa region, off the coast of Rio de la Plata (north and east) and Riachuelo (south). Most of the population is concentrated in the Greater Buenos Aires,
The climate of the city is pampeano tempered, with a lot of humidity that exceeds 70%. The average temperature in Buenos Aires is 17° C. Rainfall is concentrated during the summer where intense storms occur. In winter on the other hand, the rains are weaker. It is also known for being a city with great presence of winds.