Plottier

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Plottier
Official seal of Plottier
Seal
Country Argentina
ProvinceNeuquén
DepartmentConfluencia
Government
 • MayorPilar Gómez (MPN)
Elevation
260 m (850 ft)
Population
 • Total25,186 (2,001)
Time zoneUTC-3 (ART)
CPA base
Q8316
Dialing code+54 0299

Plottier is a city located in the Confluencia Department, in Neuquén Province, Argentina. The population is 40.000 inhabitants. It is about 15 km. from Neuquén City that turns this city in an important place on population. Plottier is located near the Limay River and it is crossed by the 22 National Route.

History

The city is named after Dr. Alberto Plottier founder of the city, a Uruguayan doctor who established an agrarian settlement at the beginning of the century.

Geography

The ground in the valley is wet, composed of sands, gravels and consolidated limos. Over the hills the ground is composed by Pebbles denominated tehuelche Pebble. The most old grounds are composed of sandstones, limonites and clayey where the color is mostly red.

Climate

The medium annual temperatures are between 57,2 °F (14°C) and 53,6 (12 °C). The amount of water from the rain is less than 300 mm a year and the strong winds of the zone are between 12.42 mph (20 km/h) and 74.56 mph (120 km/h).

History

After the Conquest of the Desert, the General Julio Argentino Roca asked for lands near the Neuquén river for their strategic military value. These lands were called Colonia Sayhueque. The main economy of the region was the raising of bovine cattle and ovine cattle.

Economy

The main production of the zone is the agriculture. Apples and pears are the main cultives. Other important activity in this area is the extraction of petroleum.