Buenos Aires Argentina History
Buenos Aires is steeped in an interesting and sometimes troubled history, affectionately nicknamed "Paris of South America." It is a city that displays its rich cultural heritage and at the same time lives with pride and confidence.
Argentines refer to Buenos Aires as the "capital of the Confederation," to distinguish it from the province of the same name. The Avenida General Paz is a highway that surrounds Aires and thus separates the city from its province. Argentina refers to its city as the federal capital, in order to clarify the distinction between city and province. The Argentines refer to it also as the capital of Argentina and the largest city of Argentina by population, without comparing it to a province with the similar name Buenos Argentina.
The city's population density is 13,000 sq km, making it the second largest city in the world after New York City. One third of Argentina's population lives in Buenos Aires, with a total population of about 2.5 million.
It is the richest agricultural area in Argentina and was already the capital of the province of Buenos Aires. From 1853 to 1860, it was linked to the capitals of the renegade state of Aires, but a constitutional amendment in 1994 granted the city the same status as the two other cities in the province and its capital.
In 1776 Buenos Aires was given a seat in the still young Viceroyalty and secured the north-south line, which was built in 1800. It became the capital of the province of Argentina and served as a center of trade, commerce and commerce between Argentina and the United States of America, as well as a center of trade and commerce between the two countries.
Buenos Aires and Argentina as a whole have evolved from a settlement city to a "city of exodus" and one of the most populous cities in the world with a population of over 1.5 million people.
In 1580, a second institution was founded, Santisima Trinidad, and its port became Puerto Santa Maria in Buenos Aires. The city was then called SantAsima - Trinidad and at that time the city was named after the island of Trinidad in the Caribbean Sea, on which the Trinidad Islands are located.
The Spanish expedition led by Pedro de Mendoza was ignored, however, and Buenos Aires was only settled after the arrival of the Spaniards in the late 16th and early 17th centuries.
Argentina began opening its doors to immigrants after it received the support of Spain, which colonized Argentina in 1580 and made Buenos Aires its capital in 1776. Despite its status as the world's most populous city, it was largely ignored in the 18th century.
The exponential growth of this period meant that Buenos Aires, like many other cities of its time, was bueno de buenas manos.
In 1776 Buenos Aires was elected as the seat of the Viceroy of Rio de la Plata, which included the capital of Argentina as well as the capital, and its economic and political power only increased. Before that, in 1573, a well-known province between Aires and present-day Argentina was founded, but it remained a backwater. The biggest attraction inside is the historic town hall, which houses the city's most important institutions. You may have heard of it, or at least you have heard of it, in terms of its historical significance and significance for Argentina.
The population was divided into two groups, some living in Buenos Aires and other cities, while others lived in the Pampas Gauchos and the rest in rural areas.
This was a dark time in the history of Buenos Aires, as was the bombing of the Israeli Embassy in the following decades. There were years when the port of Aires was closed to trade under the command of a Viceroy of Peru. Slaves came to the port of Rio de Plata, and he exported skins and tallow; he was like a window to the world.
British troops attacked and overpowered the Falkland Islands (also called the Malvinas Islands) in 1806, and Buenos Aires was declared the capital of the revolutionary government. The Viceroyalty, now based in Montevideo, was motivated by its disloyalty to the Spanish regime to wage war against the new government.
In 1816, the province of Port Buenos Aires declared independence, and Argentina took its first steps toward independence. In this sense, Aires became the capital of the first independent province of Argentina (and the first city in Latin America) in 1776. The port of Buenos Aires became an important port for trade and commerce with the United States and other countries. The Rio de la Plata became a vice - royal, but only in 1815, after the death of King Juan Carlos II of Spain.
After exploring this dark moment in Argentine history in a film by Bridget Franco at the beginning of the spring semester, I travelled to Buenos Aires to explore how we remember the events of los desaparecidos only 30 years later. This class takes this question a step further, and examines how Argentina and its people support the memory of these dark moments in their country's history.