Comodoro Rivadavia

Commodore Martín Rivadavia
The Huergo Chalet, built in 1919, hosted numerous official gatherings
San Juan Bosco Cathedral
Campus of the National University of Patagonia San Juan Bosco
Panoramic view of the city.
The Casino Club Comodoro, part of a growing tourism sector
The PCR petrochemical company, a leading local employer
Viteaux and Chenque Hills, the city's most distinctive geographic features
The Port Zone from Chenque Hill
The Comodoro Rivadavia wind farm
Map of a nearby track, Autódromo General San Martín

City in the Patagonian province of Chubut in southern Argentina, located on the San Jorge Gulf, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, at the foot of the Chenque Hill.

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YPF

Vertically integrated, majority state-owned Argentine energy company, engaged in oil and gas exploration and production, and the transportation, refining, and marketing of gas and petroleum products.

Vertically integrated, majority state-owned Argentine energy company, engaged in oil and gas exploration and production, and the transportation, refining, and marketing of gas and petroleum products.

Group of YPF workers at an oil well in Chubut, 1923
Former headquarters on Diagonal Norte Avenue (1938)
YPF gas station in Chacarita, Buenos Aires (1951)
Former YPF logo
YPF business jet, Aeroparque Newbery, 1972
Minister Roberto Dromi opening the offers for the privatization of YPF, June 1990
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announces the bill to re-nationalize YPF, April 2012.
"Elaion" motor oil brand of YPF

The company, specializing in the exploration, production, refining and commercialization of petroleum, had its origin in 1907, when oil was discovered near the city of Comodoro Rivadavia in Chubut.

Chubut Province

Province in southern Argentina, situated between the 42nd parallel south (the border with Río Negro Province), the 46th parallel south (bordering Santa Cruz Province), the Andes range to the west, and the Atlantic ocean to the east.

Province in southern Argentina, situated between the 42nd parallel south (the border with Río Negro Province), the 46th parallel south (bordering Santa Cruz Province), the Andes range to the west, and the Atlantic ocean to the east.

Argentine Geological Society founder Dr. Victorio Angelelli (2nd from right), ca. 1950, whose study of Chubut's mineral wealth identified resources for economic development.
Government House.
Trevelin.
Köppen climate map of Chubut, Argentina
Cholila Lake.
Los Altares.
The town of Esquel.
Rada Tilly, on the Atlantic Ocean.
Southern right whale in Península Valdés, its preferred sanctuary.
Departments of the Province of Chubut.

The largest city is Comodoro Rivadavia in the south of the province; it has 180,000 inhabitants.

Sarmiento, Chubut

Town in the province of Chubut, Argentina.

Town in the province of Chubut, Argentina.

It is located on the so-called Central Corridor of Patagonia, in a fertile valley amidst an otherwise arid region, 140 km west from Comodoro Rivadavia, in the south of Chubut.

San Jorge Gulf

Bay in southern Patagonia, Argentina.

Bay in southern Patagonia, Argentina.

Comodoro Rivadavia and Caleta Olivia are two larger cities along the coast.

Comisión de Actividades Infantiles

The Stade Municipal de Comodoro Rivadavia in a game where CAI faced Defensa y Justicia

Comisión de Actividades Infantiles (English: Committee on Children's Activities), also known simply as CAI, is an Argentine football club located in the city of Comodoro Rivadavia, of Chubut Province.

LADE

An Argentine Air Force Fokker F-27. LADE did not have aircraft of its own; all the equipment was provided by the Argentine Air Force.
Branch office in Trelew
Saab 340
Fokker F-28

LADE - Líneas Aéreas del Estado (State Air Lines) is an airline based in Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina.

Afrikaner children in Namibia playing tug of war

Afrikaners

Afrikaners are a South African ethnic group descended from predominantly Dutch settlers first arriving at the Cape of Good Hope in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Afrikaners are a South African ethnic group descended from predominantly Dutch settlers first arriving at the Cape of Good Hope in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Afrikaner children in Namibia playing tug of war
Painting of the arrival of Jan van Riebeeck
Trekboers making camp, an 1804 painting by Samuel Daniell.
Weenen massacre: Zulus killed hundreds of Boer colonists (1838)
Boer guerrillas during the Second Boer War
Lizzie van Zyl, visited by Emily Hobhouse in a British concentration camp
Boer women and children in British concentration camps
Boer children, c. 1901
Admixture analysis of 77 Afrikaners.
de Klerk and Mandela shake hands in January 1992
Afrikaner farmer in Georgia, Caucasus region, 2011

Starting in 1902 to 1908 a large group of around 650 Afrikaners emigrated to the Patagonia region of Argentina, under the leadership Louis Baumann and the Italian Camillo Ricchiardi (most notably to the towns of Comodoro Rivadavia and Sarmiento), choosing to settle there due to its similarity to the Karoo region of South Africa.

Patagonia

Patagonia refers to a geographical region that encompasses the southern end of South America, governed by Argentina and Chile.

Patagonia refers to a geographical region that encompasses the southern end of South America, governed by Argentina and Chile.

Río Negro Province, Argentina.
Ainsworth Bay and Marinelli Glacier, Chile.
View of Punta Arenas, Chile, in winter
Santa Cruz Province
Black-browed albatross, near Ushuaia
Map of the indigenous peoples of Southern Patagonia
Cueva de las Manos site in Santa Cruz, Argentina
Nao Victoria, the replica of the first ship to pass through the Strait of Magellan
An 1840s illustration of indigenous Patagonians from near the Straits of Magellan, from Voyage au pole sud et dans l'Océanie by French explorer Jules Dumont d'Urville
Tehuelche warriors in Patagonia
Map of the advance of the Argentine frontier until the establishment of zanja de Alsina
Under General Roca, the Conquest of the Desert extended Argentine power into Patagonia
Tierra del Fuego sheep ranch, 1942: The region's primary activity then, it has been eclipsed by the decline in the global wool market as much as by petroleum and gas extraction.
Gauchos mustering sheep in Patagonia
Whale watching off the Valdes Peninsula
La Trochita on its Chubut Province route: Formerly the sole rapid transport means in the province, La Trochita is now a tourist attraction.

The area's principal economic activities have been mining, whaling, livestock (notably sheep throughout) agriculture (wheat and fruit production near the Andes towards the north), and oil after its discovery near Comodoro Rivadavia in 1907.

Cathedral of St. John Bosco

Roman Catholic Diocese of Comodoro Rivadavia

Located in the city of Comodoro, in the Patagonian province of Chubut in southern Argentina.

Located in the city of Comodoro, in the Patagonian province of Chubut in southern Argentina.

Cathedral of St. John Bosco

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Comodoro Rivadavia encompasses 234,000 km² (90,382 Square Miles) of central Patagonia covering the Province of Chubut.

National University of Patagonia San Juan Bosco

Higher education establishment in Patagonia, southern Argentina.

Higher education establishment in Patagonia, southern Argentina.

The university has four schools - Engineering, Economy, Humanities, Legal, and Natural Sciences, spread over several cities in Patagonia: Puerto Madryn, Trelew, Esquel, Comodoro Rivadavia, and Ushuaia.