Barda del Medio

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Barda del Medio
Municipality and village
Country  Argentina
Province Río Negro Province
Department General Roca
Municipality Contralmirante Cordero
 • Mayor Héctor Galli, PJ
Elevation 961 ft (293 m)
Population (2001)
 • Total 1,524
Time zone UTC−3
Postal Code 8301
Area code(s) 0299
Climate BWk

Barda del Medio is a village and municipality in Río Negro Province in Argentina.[1] It is located northwest of the province of Río Negro, in the General Roca department, to the north of Patagonia. The population of Barda del Medio is 6.5 km from the municipality of Contralmirante Cordero, along National Route 151, and is under its jurisdiction.

Monument at the entrance to Barda del Medio.


Barda del Medio is located on the left bank of the Neuquén River, opposite the Neuquén village of Vista Alegre. Dique Ballester and Isla de Manzano are located a few meters from the town center. Because the branch of the river that separated the island from the Río Negro territory dried up, it lost its status as an island and is now reclaimed by Río Negro.

It is accessed from Cipolletti, 28 km via National Route 151 and from Neuquén by Provincial Route 7.


Barda del Medio had 1524 inhabitants (INDEC, 2001), representing an increase of 19.3% compared to the 1277 inhabitants (INDEC, 1991) of the previous census.


  1. ^ Ministerio del Interior (in Spanish)

Coordinates: 38°43′S 68°10′W / 38.717°S 68.167°W / -38.717; -68.167