Neuquen - Patagonia Argentina

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NEUQUEN: it is the capital of the province of the same name with 210,000 inhabitants, what transforms it into the biggest city in the Argentinean Patagonia.
Located in the fork of the rivers Limay and Neuquén, which form the Negro river, is the most important center of services in the high valley of Río Negro and Neuquén that extends along 120 kilometers. In this watering oasis dedicated to the fruti-culture they are seated a dozen of cities; the most important in the Río Negro province are General Roca (78.000 inhabitants) and Cipolletti (74.000 inhabitants).
To the quick growth of the city they have contributed, besides the fact of to be the administrative political center of the county and to be in the fruit Great Valley, the development of the energy activities in the oriental sector of the province: construction of big hydroelectric dikes (Chocón-Cerros Colorado, Pichi Picún Leufú, Piedra del Aguila, Alicurá) and the great peak of the oil and gas exploitation.
Neuquen is the richest Argentinean province in hydrocarbons and its capital is headquarters of numerous companies linked with the activity. It has a wide range of lodgings, commercial centers, restaurants, sweet shops, discos, two casinos: one in suburbs of the international airport and another crossing the bridge on the river Neuquén, in the city of Cipolletti.
In the riversides of the rivers Neuquén and Limay the sport clubs and the recreation centers are plentiful. It possesses several film rooms, theaters, museums and rooms of exhibitions that are part of a permanent cultural activity and of vanguard at national level. It is a city that attracts for the dynamism, the multiple activities that it concentrates and the services that it offers.



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