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Population: 506,772 people
Surface: 203,013 km2
Main cities: San Carlos de Bariloche, General Roca,
Cipolletti, Villa Regina, Allen, San Antonio Oeste, Río Colorado
Río Negro province is a varied region from
the Atlantic to the Andes . In the east, beautiful and extended beaches
cover the coast, in the north the fertile Río
Negro Valley produces the best apples in the world and in the middle
of the province the desert spreads out, while in the west is plente of forests and lakes . The most important cities are San
Carlos de Bariloche on the west, which is the door to the Andes, Cipolleti,
General Roca and Viedma, all of them beside the Río Negro river.
The province of Río Negro is bounded
by the provinces of Neuquén on the West, Chubut on the South, La Pampa on the North and
Buenos Aires, on the east.
General aspect: The relief presents mountainous
formation in the western sector and plains and plateaus in the rest of
the territory. The plateaus are cut by canyons and valleys, as well as
low hills and depressions. The edge of the plateau is called "bardas" and
when it reaches the sea it calls cliff. For several year ago a irrigation
system was build. This system uses the Negro river to water by channels
the fruits plants that cover the Río Negro Valley, being this one
the main economic region of the province.
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