Plaza Huincul

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Plaza Huincul

 

a town in Argentina, in the province of Neuquén. Railroad station. The center of an oil and gas basin, Plaza Huincul is the starting point for a pipeline that ends in the town of General Conesa. It has oil refineries.

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