NEUQUEN – PROVINCE AND CITY
Baptized Neuquén in 1904, this city is the capital of the homonymous province and covers 94,378 square km (58,643 square miles), in the northwest of the Argentine Patagonia. It’s the smallest province of the southern region of the country, though its capital is the most important city of Patagonia, with over 200,000 inhabitants. The climate here is continental and arid. Rainfall is scarce, concentrated in April and the summer months. The plentiful water courses favor fruit cultivation, and in the north region, of vine-stock. The proximity to the Cordillera de los Andes facilitates the access to numerous glacier lakes, multiple water courses, volcanoes and dense forests. It’s paradise for rainbow and brown trout fishing lovers.