Buenos Aires-Facts
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    Walking time 

    Buenos Aires has 4,643 km of streets and paths. If you wanted to walk them all, assuming you walked four kilometers an hour, eight hours a day, it would take you 145 days. And, when you need to get home there are 2,584 bus and tram stops, and subway and railway stations in Buenos Aires.


    Assuming that every kilometer of street in Buenos Aires has an average of 33 street lamps with 50W of power, then Buenos Aires has more than 153,231 street lamps, which use 7.7 megawatts of electricity per hour. Over a number of years, that adds up to the amount of energy produced by a volcanic eruption.

    Local recreation 

    With a total area of 12.8 square kilometers, public green spaces and parks make up 6.2% of Buenos Aires’s total area, 205 square kilometers. That means each of Buenos Aires’s 2,890,000 residents has an average of 4.4 square meters – less than most large Zoo animals!


    When people in Buenos Aires want to go out, they are spoilt for choice; the city has more than 1,897 cafés, restaurants, bars, ice-cream parlors, beer gardens, cinemas, nightclubs and theatres. If they were all lined up along a single street, it would need to be at least 11 km long.


    More than 209 sights and monuments, and far more than 2,528 retailers, mean there is plenty of sightseeing to do in Buenos Aires. Feeling tired? After a hard day visiting all the cultural attractions in the city, shopping or a night at the theatre, Buenos Aires offers more than 379 hotels, youth hostels and camp sites.
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