Argentina's southernmost region.
Patagonia contains the southernmost portion of South America comprising of the Andes mountains to the west and south and plateau and low plains to the east. Patagonia comes from the word Patagon which were a race of mythical giants and the name was bestowed by Magellan. The province of Neuquen lies in the east of the Andes and is named after its river. Neuquen means 'drafty' and its weather is continental and cold with temperate summers. In the more arid regions, there is a huge difference in temperature between day and night with high humidity in the area around the Andes.
The Province’s capital, the city of Neuquén, is towards the east of the province in the district of Confluencia, where the two most important rivers merge: the Limay and the Neuquén. The rivers form a fertile valley surrounded by typical Patagonian plateaus.