Piedra del Águila

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Piedra del Águila
Piedra del Águila is located in Argentina
Piedra del Águila
Piedra del Águila
Location in Argentina
Coordinates: 40°02′S 70°04′W / 40.033°S 70.067°W / -40.033; -70.067Coordinates: 40°02′S 70°04′W / 40.033°S 70.067°W / -40.033; -70.067
Country  Argentina
Province Neuquén Province
Department Collón Curá Department
Founded April 8, 1897
Government
 • Mayor Adolfo Paine
Elevation 491 m (1,611 ft)
Population (2001 census [INDEC])
 • Total 3,372
CPA Base Q 8315
Area code(s) +54 02942

Piedra del Águila (English: Stone of the Eagle) is a second category Municipality and the capital city of Collón Curá Department, located in Neuquén Province, Argentina.

Geography[edit]

Piedra del aguila is located 211 km from Neuquén, the capital city of the province. The town is located near the Limay River, in a chain of hills preceded by a mesa area and a small Mountain range with lakes and stone formations. The vegetation is characterized by small bushes, mostly Juncus.

Economy[edit]

Tourism[edit]

The major touristic attraction in Piedra del Aguila is the Fishing in the Limay River, in this track of the river the most common species of Fish are the Brown trout, the Perch and the Rainbow trout.[1]

Power Sources[edit]

Due to the powerful stream of the Limay river in the zone there are two important electricity dams in the area, the Pichi Picún Leufú Dam and the Piedra del Águila Dam both provide some towns in the province including Piedra del Águila and some towns in Rio Negro Province.

Culture[edit]

According to the historian Gregorio Alvarez, the town was named Piedra del Águila due that in the zone eagles use to establish nests.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Information extracted from Interpatagonia