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Comodoro Rivadavia
Comodoro Rivadavia is the most populous city in the province of Chubut, Argentina, known as the National Capital of Petroleum because it is the first place where it was discovered in Argentine territory, known as the "Argentine oil capital".
Located on the coast of the San Jorge Gulf, today the city is one of the most important energy producers in the country, and the engineering industry has a tradition of high-quality metallurgical petroleum.
It also has the largest wind farm in South America and is also committed to the development of clean and renewable energy to protect the environment.
It is a dry city, near the 45 ° meridian; is located in the Bay of São Jorge. It was founded in 1901, prospered in 1907 with the discovery of oil, with the demand for water. It received boer immigrants, Welsh, Spaniards, Portuguese, Bulgarian, Chilean, Bolivian, Paraguayan and Italian.
Tourism
Surrounded by dry mountains of drilling rigs, oil tanks and authentic wind farms, this modern and hard-working city is a gateway to nearby tourist attractions with decent services.
The spectacular surroundings of the port, along with the geological and morphological characteristics of the region, extensive beaches and wide landscape, invite people to develop outdoor activities.

Among these attractive activities we can mention: fishing, beach sports, sailing, rowing, surfing, nautical competitions, and water skiing.
You can also visit the old lighthouse located eight kilometers away from the city center, near the fishing village of Caleta Cordova. It is quite unique and mysterious.

For horse lovers, the horse tracks are located in Rada Tilly Village, and admire the beautiful horses that run there.

A unique place not to be missed is the Windmill Farm which is truly breathtaking and the only one of its kind in South America. The trip up the hill (highlighted in the panoramic view) will provide a great panoramic view of the city properly.

Despite all cultural and historical sights, Comodoro also offers a wide range of nightlife activities, including very popular clubs and pubs for the younger generations.
Currency
Argentinian peso
Official language
Spanish
Gastronomy
Comodoro Rivadavia as an integral part of Patagonia, has besides its natural beauties, an indisputable quality of natural products, a base to prepare gourmet food of unique flavor: deer, wild boar, trout, salmon, mushrooms of the forest, blackberries, raspberries, chocolates, among other delicacies.

The Patagonian lamb, a unique delight in the world, or trout, always prepared with the aim of highlighting its pink and soft meat, stand out in this area.

You will be able to observe the beauty in its maximum state of stillness, however it enjoys a delicious table of smoked and cheeses, accompanied by a wide variety of homemade beers and wines.

In this region of our region, it is famous the caramel jam, obtained from the fruits of a wild shrub of the Rosaceae family. You can also try other candies such as elderberries, currant, strawberry, or raspberry.
Weather
The predominant climate is known as a local steppe climate.
There is little rainfall in a year in Comodoro Rivadavia.
The climate is classified as BSk according to Köppen and Geiger. 12.6 ° C is the average temperature in Comodoro Rivadavia.
Average annual rainfall of 229 mm.
Documentation required
TOURISTS

If the stay does not exceed 3 months, it is not necessary to request the tourist visa, but must have a passport with a validity of at least 6 months.

ARTICLE 24 of Decree-Law 25.871, 616/2010

EXTENSION: It can be done in the National Directorate of Migrations from 8 am to 2 pm, building 4 "extensions sector", or in the delegations of the interior of the country, or at the border posts authorized by DNM.

Requests for an extension of residence, as well as a request for a change of immigration category or subcategory, must be made within SIXTY (60) days before the expiration of temporary residence and within 10 (ten) days before the expiration of the transitional residence.

The foreigner who spontaneously and voluntarily submits within thirty (30) days of the expiration of the periods provided for in the previous point, shall be fined FIFTY PERCENT (50%) of the amount of the rate for extension of residence or change category or subcategory.


Requirements:
• Valid passport or valid identity card (neighboring countries).
• MERCOSUR renewal rate: US $ 100. MERCOSUR: US $ 300
• Temporary residency in force *
* In the case where the validity of the visa has expired, it can not be extended such residence, in order to leave the country should apply for an exit permit

EXIT AUTHORIZATION: It can be obtained in the "Dirección Nacional de Migraciones", from 8 to 20 hours, building 4 "Dirección General de Movimiento Migratorio", or in the delegations of the interior country, or at border posts authorized by DNM

IMPORTANT: It has a validity of 10 (ten) days from the date of issuance of the authorization, during that period, you must leave the country, if it expires, it will be necessary to request a new EXIT AUTHORIZATION and pay again.
Health care
The following recommendations are for short trips, originating in North America or Europe and limited to Buenos Aires.

All travelers should visit either their personal physician or a travel health clinic for 4-8 weeks prior to departure.

Vaccination is advisable in the following cases:

hepatitis A - Recommended for all travelers

Typhoid - For travelers who can eat or drink great restaurants and hotels outside.

Measles, and Rubella - Two doses recommended for all travelers born after 1956, if not previously given.

Tetanus-diphtheria - The recommended revaccination every 10 years
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