Argentina

Map of Buenos Aires, La Plata, Mendoza, San Juan, Cordoba, Santa Fe, Commentes, Viedma, Mar del pala, Salla, Argentina


The Embassy of Canada in Argentina

Tagle 2828
C1425EEH Buenos Aires

Mailing address:
Casilla de Correo 1598
C1000WAP Correo Central
Buenos Aires

Telephone: (54-11) 4808-1000
Fax: General (54-11) 4808-1111

Argentina FAQs

Argentina or Argentine Republic is the second largest country in area in South America, second to Brazil and the eighth largest country in the world. Argentina’s capital and largest city is Buenos Aires founded in 1536.

Buenos Aires is the political, economic, social, and cultural center of Argentina. The City of Buenos Aires is a federal district and includes the city and 48 barrios or neighborhoods.

Gran Buenos Aires includes both the City of Buenos Aires and the 19 suburbs, known as partidos or municipalities. In 2005, 3 million people lived in Buenos Aires and additional 10 million people lived within Gran Buenos Aires.

Buenos Aires is Argentina’s major trading center. The majority of the country’s agricultural exports includes wheat, flax, meat, dairy products, hides, and wool.

The Río de la Plata estuary formed by the confluence of the Paraná and Uruguay rivers keeps Buenos Aires cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.

Three-fourths of the total population, are descendants of Italian and Spanish immigrants, millions of whom came to Argentina between the 1880s and 1930s and settled in Buenos Aires. Also from European ancestry residents includes Irish, British, Swiss, French, and
Russian.

Spanish is the overwhelmingly dominant language in Buenos Aires. Historically French was the second language, but English is now the second language of students and business.

85 percent of Buenos Aires population is Catholic with much smaller Protestant religious
denominations and synagogues to serve the city’s Jewish community.

Buenos Aires is one of just a handful of cities, including Madrid and Mexico City, that dominate intellectual and artistic life in the Spanish-speaking world. Buenos Aires has produced many prominent Spanish-language writers of the 20th century, including Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar, and Manuel Puig.

The University of Buenos Aires was founded in 1821. It has a student body of more than 200,000 students. Since the 1960s many privately supported universities have been established in Buenos Aires.

Link to the Argentina Study English club Yahoo group

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Every Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8:30 PM there are free “ESL Cafe” English as a
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Go to the free English class page to see pictures, directions and the Google map to the “ESL Cafe” at St Paul’s Bloor Street.

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