Neuquén Province

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Neuquén
Province
Flag of Neuquen province in Argentina.svg
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 Omar Gutiérrez
 - Senators Oscar Parrilli, Silvia Sapag, Lucila Crexell
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 and Mendoza Province to the northeast. The name comes from the Neuquén River.

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

National parks[change | change source]

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

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Buenos Aires | Buenos Aires Province | Catamarca | Chaco | Chubut | Córdoba | Corrientes | Entre Ríos | Formosa | Jujuy | La Pampa | La Rioja | Mendoza | Misiones | Neuquen | Río Negro | Salta | San Juan | San Luis | Santa Cruz | Santa Fe | Santiago del Estero | Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica, and South Atlantic Islands | Tucumán



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