The Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires (MABA) is located
in the province of Buenos Aires. The province lies between 33º 16'
and 41º 2' S latitude and 59º 39' and 63º 23' W longitude.
Its boundaries are the provinces of Córdoba, Santa Fe and Entre
Ríos in the North ; the Río de la Plata ("River of Silver")
and the Argentine Sea in the East ; the province of Río Negro in
the South, and the provinces of Córdoba, La Pampa and Río
Negro in the West.
This area is characterised as the "Pampas" (flat grassland
or plains). The western area is higher, with predominant sandy soils. The
eastern area is a depressed zone, known as the Salado basin. The area along
the riverside of Paraná-Plata, between the boundary with the province
of Santa Fe and the Matanza river, is an undulated plain.
The MABA covers the Capital Federal (Federal District)
and 19 Municipalities or Communities of the province of Buenos Aires, called
Gran Buenos Aires.
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