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Geography

Provincia, west-central Argentina. It is bordered by the high peaks of the Andes Mountains and Chile (west), the Colorado River and tributaries (north), and the Limay River (south). The western part of the provincia has intermontane lakes with some stands of forest. In the east are large plains with stunted vegetation and many saline deposits. The city of Neuquén, the provincia capital, is at the confluence of the Neuquén and Limay rivers, which form the Negro River at the extreme eastern corner of the provincia. In addition to part of Nahuel Huapí National Park, the provincia has the Lanín and Laguna Blanca national parks.

Apples, pears, grapes, and plums grown in irrigated valleys adjacent to the lower Neuquén and Limay rivers provide an important source of income; sheep are grazed in the west. The exploitation of petroleum and natural gas remains significant near Neuquén city and the town of Cutral-Có. Area 36,324 square miles (94,078 square km). Pop. (1991 prelim.) 385,606.

Neuquén city, capital of Neuquén provincia, west-central Argentina. It is located at the confluence of the Neuquén and Limay rivers, which there form the Negro River. Founded in 1904, the city is a market centre for the adjacent fruit-growing area, which became more productive in the 1970s with the completion of the El Chocón Dam on the Limay River and the Cerros Colorados Dam on the Neuquén River. Fruits are processed locally, and many bodegas (wine cellars) are nearby. The city's industries manufacture heavy equipment and construction materials for the oil fields to the north and west. Pop. (1980) 90,089.

Economy

Estructura Económica: Agricultura, Ganadería, Minería: 27% Industria: 18% Servicios: 55%, Sobre el total del País: 0,4%. .. Estamos trabajando recopilando información..

Interesting places

San Martín de los Andes, circuito de los lagos, Junín de los Andes, Volcán Lanín.

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