Las Ovejas

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Las Ovejas
Las Ovejas is located in Argentina
Las Ovejas
Las Ovejas
Location of Las Ovejas in Argentina
Coordinates: 36°59′20″S 70°44′57″W / 36.98889°S 70.74917°W / -36.98889; -70.74917Coordinates: 36°59′20″S 70°44′57″W / 36.98889°S 70.74917°W / -36.98889; -70.74917
Country  Argentina
Province Neuquén
Department Minas
 • Mayor Héctor Vicente Godoy (Neuquino People's Movement)
 • Total 73.03 km2 (28.20 sq mi)
Elevation 1,284 m (4,213 ft)
 • Total 1,850
 • Density 25/km2 (66/sq mi)
Time zone ART (UTC-3)
CPA base Q8355
Dialing code +54 02948
Climate Csb

Las Ovejas is a town located in Minas Department, in Neuquén Province, Argentina.


The town is located 38 km from Andacollo capital city of the department Minas, 96 km from Chos Malal the capital city of Minas Department and 492 km from Neuquén, the capital city of Neuquén Province.

Lagoons and Rivers[edit]

The Neuquén River and the Nahueve River flow near the town, and there is an aggrupation of lagoons called Epulaufquen lagoons.


In the 2001 census Las Ovejas recorded a population of 971 inhabitants, an increment of 42,5% after the 1991 census were recorded 685 inhabitants.


Las Ovejas is a growing touristic spot, the major attraction to the area is based in Fishing in the lagoons few kilometers away from the town. The local fish species in the lagoon are silversides, European perchs[citation needed], Rainbow Trouts, and Trouts. The Mirador de la Puntilla is a located 6 kilometers from the town, a 120 m gateway were tourists can see the Neuquén river, the Cordillera del Viento (Wind Mountain range) and the Domuyo volcano.[1]


  1. ^ Information extracted from Guia Patagonia Activa