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
Río Turbio is located in Argentina
Río Turbio
Río Turbio
Coordinates: 51°32′S 72°18′W / 51.533°S 72.300°W / -51.533; -72.300
Country  Argentina
Province Santa Cruz Province
Department Güer Aike Department
 • Intendente (mayor) Horacio Matias Mazu
Population (2001 census)
 • Total 6,650
Climate Cfc

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