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Cipolletti is a city in north of the Patagonian, with 75,078 inhabitants at the.The city is located on the north-eastern shore of the Neuquén River, just before it is joined by the Limay River to form the Negro River, a short distance upstream from the city of General Roca. Opposite Cipolletti, across the river, lies Neuquén, capital of the province of the same name, connected to it by road and railway bridges.Cipolletti was founded as a fort called Confluencia by General Lorenzo Vintter, in 1881. The name was changed later, after César Cipolletti, one of the forerunners of the study of the irrigation system of the Negro River, and heart of the apple and pear cultivation zone of the Alto Valle.ClimateCipolletti has a borderline semi-arid climate (Köppen climate classification BSk/BWk). Winters are cool with a July mean of 6.0C and nighttime temperatures regularly drop below 0.0C. Overcast days are common during the winter months, averaging 10–12 days from June to August. Spring and fall are variable seasons with temperatures that can reach up to 40C and below -7.0C although most days are warm during the day and cool during the night. Summers are hot, dry and sunny with a January mean of 21.9C. Daytime temperatures average 30C while nighttime temperatures are cooler, averaging 15C. Precipitation is low, averaging 213.7mm, which is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. The first date of frost occurs on May 4 while the last frost occurs on September 10. The highest temperature recorded was 43.0C on January 21, 1980 while the lowest recorded temperature was -13.6C.Cipolletti is in Province of Rio Negro. Make Cipolletti central to your Argentina travel plans using our Argentina day trip planning tool .
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