Veintiocho de Noviembre

Orientation & Geography

South America, Argentina, Departamento Güer Aike

28 de Noviembre, written out as Veintiocho de Noviembre, is a town in southwestern Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. It has roughly 5,300 inhabitants, mostly of Argentinian, and Italian origin, and is located 270 km (168 mi) west of Río Gallegos and 13 km (8 mi) south of Río Turbio. The town is near the border with Chile, not far from Puerto Natales. Its main economic activity is coal mining. The town was officially founded on November 28, 1959, on the second anniversary of adoption of the provincial constitution, when a decree merged several settlements into one town which was named after the date of foundation.