Neuquén city, capital city of the homonymous province, is located in the fork of Limay and Neuquén rivers.
Along the last two decades it has become a modern city in constant growth. Its population represents 18% of the total Patagonian one, having the highest growth rate in the country.
Neuquén ,economic and cultural provincial center, is considered as Comahue capital city. It has its origin at the beginning of the XX century, and as many cities inside the country, its development was bound to the railroad.
It has beautiful groves and a lot of fruit - bearing plantations that requires of artificial watering systems, due to its dry continental climate.
With the arrival of the south railroad in 1902, it became tip of rails, that is the reason why it was decided to transfer the capital of the Neuquén National Territory, from the city of Chos Malal to Neuquén city.