Neuquén

Universities: 1
Students: 13.072
Inhabitants: 231.198

Neuquén is Patagonia’s largest city.
Its province is notable for its natural attractions, such as the Los Arrayanes National Park, a magical setting with tree specimens that are up to 600 years old and 16 meters tall, the Lanín Volcano and the Nahuel Huapi National Park, shared by the Patagonian provinces of Neuquén and Rí­o Negro, with cold moist forests, perennial snow and a wide variety of lakes, streams and rivers, which together make up a landscape admired all around the world. The cities of San Carlos de Bariloche and Villa La Angostura, famous international ski resorts, are located on the shores of the lake.

This area also features the so-called the “Seven Lakes Route”, 112 km of dreamlike landscape, with streams and hundreds of springs of pure and crystal-clear water. Paleontological tourism is also important in the province.

The prestigious Balseiro Institute, located in the city of San Carlos de Bariloche, is regarded as one of the most renowned scientific educational centers in Argentina and in the world. It is also the only Latin American center for training in sciences and applications of nuclear technologies within the scope of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and one of the international institutions that are part of the World Nuclear University.