Neuquén Province

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Neuquén
Province
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Flag
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Coat of arms
Divisions 16 departments
Capital Neuquén
Area 94,078 km² (36,324 sq mi)
Population 551,266 (2010)
Density 5.9 /km² (15 /sq mi)
Governor Jorge Sapag
 - Senators Nanci Parilli, Marcelo Fuentes, Horacio Lores
Timezone ART (UTC−3)
ISO 3166-2 code AR-Q
Demonym Neuquino
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Website: http://www.neuquen.gov.ar

Neuquén is a province of Argentina. It is in the west of the country, at the northern end of Patagonia. It borders Chile to the west. The name comes from the Neuquén River.

There are four national parks: Los Arrayanes National Park, Lanín National Park, the Nahuel Huapí National Park, and the Laguna Blanca National Park.

Neuquén is one of the richest provinces in Argentina. There is a lot of gas and petroleum production.


Coordinates: 38°57′06″S 68°04′28″W / 38.95167°S 68.07444°W / -38.95167; -68.07444