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Rincón de los Sauces, oil capital See map

Rincón de los Sauces is located north of the province of Neuquén on the southern bank of the Colorado River at 220 kilometers from Neuquén Capital. Many consider it the capital of oil and its main activity is the hydrocarbon.

cigueniaThe main activity of Rincón de los Sauces is the hydrocarbon.

In 1996 was ​​the discovery of a complete skeleton of a titanosaur of 15 meters in the vicinity of the city. This was of great importance to the scientific community and is unique in the world that was found in that state. With this discovery is planned to create a tourist center of dinosaurs.


The town was founded in 1970 until this year was a place where people dedicated to raising sheep and goats lived. In the 60's the company built the first camps of YPF exploration in the area and in 1968 oil was found in Puesto Hernández, becoming over the years into one of the largest deposits in the country. After this discovery the camp quickly became a town and then city.

plazaSquare in Rincón de los Sauces.

Auca Mahuida Protected Natural Area

It is 35 kilometers from Rincón de los Sauces. The protected area was created to protect a population of approximately 5000 guanacos wandering daily through the area where you can admire and photograph them.


From Neuquén Capital is accessed by Route No. 7 which connects with two alternative paths. The first is the Provincial Route No. 8, you drive 220 ​​kilometers from San Patricio del Chañar. The second is the Provincial Route No. 5, 241 km from the turnoff near Añelo.

Video made in 2010 for the 38th anniversary of the town, on December 20. Courtesy of Fernando Peroz.

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