Río Negro Province

Coordinates: 40°48′S 63°00′W / 40.800°S 63.000°W / -40.800; -63.000
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Río Negro
Provincia de Río Negro
Province of Río Negro
Official seal of Río Negro
Coordinates: 40°48′S 63°00′W / 40.800°S 63.000°W / -40.800; -63.000
Divisions13 departments
 • GovernorArabela Carreras (JSRN)
 • SenatorsMartín Doñate, Silvina García Larraburu, Alberto Weretilneck
 • Total203,013 km2 (78,384 sq mi)
 • Total638,645
 • Rank15th
 • Density3.1/km2 (8.1/sq mi)
Time zoneART
ISO 3166 codeAR-R
HDI (2019)0.852 Very High (10th)[2]

Río Negro is a province of Argentina. It is at the northern edge of Patagonia. To the east is the Atlantic Ocean. Its capital is Viedma. Other important cities include the ski resort town of Bariloche, Cipolletti and General Roca.

History[change | change source]

Ferdinand Magellan was the first explorer to visit the coasts of the provinces in 1520.

Industry[change | change source]

The province makes almost 70% of the apples and pears of the country. Industrial fishing takes place in the Atlantic Ocean waters of the San Matías Gulf. Hake, squid, and shellfish are the most common capture.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Censo 2010 Argentina resultados definitivos: mapas". Archived from the original on 2012-09-01. Retrieved 2012-08-15.
  2. "Información para el desarrollo sostenible: Argentina y la Agenda 2030" (PDF) (in Spanish). United Nations Development Programme. p. 155. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 August 2017. Retrieved 25 August 2017.

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