Río Turbio

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This article is about the town in Argentina. For other uses, see Rio Turbio (disambiguation).
Río Turbio
Municipality and town
Country  Argentina
Province Santa Cruz Province
 • Intendente (mayor) Horacio Matias Mazu
Population (2001 census)
 • Total 6,650

Río Turbio is a town and municipality in the Güer Aike Department of the Santa Cruz Province in southern Argentina.[1][2]

It was founded in late 1942, as a consequence of the coal mining in the area. Rio Turbio was home to the state-owned coal extraction company YCF.

Río Turbio Airport is located near to 28 de Noviembre town, about 16 km southwest of Rio Turbio.


Coordinates: 51°32′S 72°18′W / 51.533°S 72.300°W / -51.533; -72.300