The city of Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina and also its largest port. It is located on the south-eastern coast of the country.
The city lies on the lush plains of the Rio de la Plata. The climate is generally mild and humid. Temperatures vary between 35°C in January to 10°C in July. Most of the rainfall occurs during the summer months.
Buenos Aires has a population of approximately 2,800,000 people. The inhabitants of the city are called Portenos, and they are mostly descendents of the Spanish and Italians. There is also a significant Mestizo, Arab and East Asian population.
Portenos have a unique cultural identity and their traditions are greatly influenced by their largely European origins.
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