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Río Negro is a province of Argentina, located at the northern edge of Patagonia. The capital is Viedma. The province has a population of 552,822 (2001), and covers an area of 203,013 km². Neighboring provinces are from the south clockwise Chubut, Neuquén, Mendoza, La Pampa and Buenos Aires. To the west is Chile, to the east the Atlantic Ocean.

Río Negro is home to towns like the beautiful San Carlos de Bariloche and El Bolson.

On July 27, 1955 Río Negro territory was elevated to a province.

The province is divided in 13 departments (Spanish departamentos).

Department (Capital)

  1. Adolfo Alsina Department (Viedma)
  2. Avellaneda Department (Choele Choel)
  3. Bariloche Department (San Carlos de Bariloche)
  4. Conesa (General Conesa)
  5. El Cuy (El Cuy)
  6. General Roca (General Roca)
  7. Nueve de Julio Department (Sierra Colorada)
  8. Ñorquinco (Ñorquinco)
  9. Pichi Mahiuda (Río Colorado)
  10. Pilcaniyeu (Pilcaniyeu)
  11. San Antonio Department (San Antonio Oeste)
  12. Valcheta Department (Valcheta)
  13. Veinticinco de Mayo (Maquinchao)

See also

Nahuel Huapi National Park

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