Capital City: Viedma Land Area: 78,384 mi²

Population: 688,000

Largest Metropolitan Area: San Carlos de Bariloche

Notable Cities: Bariloche, Viedma, General Roca, Cipolletti

Tourism: Skiing (winter), Hiking, Fishing, Hunting

Churches Planted: 1 in Provincia

Churches Needed: 35 (1 church:20,000 pop.)

Cities in Need: 36 cities over 1,000 pop. w/out the Gospel

Río Negro is one of the five provinces that make up Argentine Patagonia. It is bounded to the north by the Colorado River which separates it from La Pampa Province, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean and to the west by the Andes and the Limay River (serves as the natural border with Neuquén Province). The 42nd parallel south marks the southern limit of the province. With an area of 203,013 square kilometres (78,383.8 sq mi), it is the 4th largest province by area.

The main water source at the arid plains that cover most of the province is the Río Negro, in whose valley most of the settlements and farms are located. The over 600 km of the Rio Negro's valley are divided in Alto Valle (West), Valle Medio (center) and Valle Inferior (East)

The mean annual temperatures in the province are relatively cold for its latitude owing to the marine currents to the east and higher altitude to the west. Mean annual temperatures in the province can vary, depending on altitude and distance from the sea. Summer temperatures can exceed 40 °C (104.0 °F) although the mean January temperatures range from 20 to 24 °C (68.0 to 75.2 °F). In contrast, the Andean region has milder summers with mean January temperatures of 15 °C (59.0 °F) or less, depending on the altitude. In July, mean temperatures range from 7 to 8 °C (44.6 to 46.4 °F) on the coast in the north to around 2 to 3 °C (35.6 to 37.4 °F) in the central plateau.

This needy Province only has one Gospel preaching church and no Baptist Church. There are over 35 cities with populations over 1,000 people with no Gospel Witness.

Please pray for the need in this province and the entire country of Argentina as there are many souls without any knowledge of Jesus Christ as their Savior.

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