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Tram systems in Argentina

About Argentina

Argentina is located in southern part of South America and is officially known as the Argentine Republic. Argentina is the 8th largest country in the world, with an area of 2,780,400km2 and the 30th most populous, with a population of 43,847,430 (2016 (estimated)). Argentina is bordered by Chile to the west, Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, Brazil to the northeast and Uruguay to the east. The capital of Argentina is Buenos Aires.

Trams in Argentina

Argentina once had an extensive network of tram systems, with nearly 50 locations haveing had systems. The system in the capital Buenos Aires was at one time known as the City of Trams and had one of the most extensive networks in the world, with over 850km of track. Many of Argentina's tram systems were closed by the late 1920s and the remainder by the 1950s and 1960s, being replaced with buses. Like many counties, Argentina has seen a resurgence in tram systems in recent years and there are now 2 in operation. The current systems are located in Buenos Aires and Mendoza.