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Neuquén, Argentina

Administration
Full nameNeuquén
Native name langes
Settlement typeCity
CountryArgentina
ProvinceNeuquén
DepartmentConfluencia
Government
MayorMartín Farizano
Geography
Elevation820.2 ft (250 m)
Demography
Total Population355080
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneART (UTC-3)
CPA baseQ8300
Area code+54 299

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Neuquén (-esneuˈken) is the capital city of the Argentine province of Neuquén, located in the east of the province, at the confluence of the Limay and Neuquén rivers. The city has a population of more than 265,000, making it the largest city in Patagonia.

Neuquén is both an important agricultural center, surrounded by fertile lands irrigated by the waters of the Limay and Neuquén rivers in an otherwise arid province, and a petrochemical industrial center that receives oil extracted from different points of the province. It belongs economically and geographically to the Alto Valle region that produces apples, pears, and other fruits.

National Route 22 divides the city into two halves. The Presidente Perón Airport , at , is eight kilometers away from the city and serves regular flights to Buenos Aires, San Carlos de Bariloche, Comodoro Rivadavia, Río Gallegos, Río Grande, Ushuaia, and San Martín de los Andes.


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