The province of Neuquén is part of the Argentinean Patagonia
The province of Neuquén is divided administratively in 16 departments. It is located to the northwest of the Patagonia. Limted to the north with Mendoza's province; to the east and the south, with the province of Río Negro; and to the west, with the Republic of Chile. their limits are largely defined by natural accidents: the rivers Barrancas and Colorado separate it of Mendoza; and the Neuquén and the Limay, of the province rionegrina.