"Bariloche" derived from the word mapuche vuriloche, which means "people from behind the mountain".
Bariloche, is a city located in the province of Río Negro, Argentina.
It is located in the Nahuel Huapi National Park.
It is the most visited destination in Patagonia and one of the most visited destinations in Argentina.
It receives around one million tourists annually, mainly during the winter season.
Its natural reserves, which include lakes, forests and mountains, and its outstanding ski centers are the
main attraction of Bariloche. The city has been considered by some sources as the second largest ski
destination in the world and the largest in South America. It also has the biggest birds in the world.
Bariloche is also one of the most important scientific and technological poles in America, where the
Bariloche Atomic Research Center is located, the city is home to INVAP, an Argentine high-tech company that
designs and builds nuclear reactors, radars and satellites, among others.
In November 2012, Bariloche was named “national capital of adventure tourism” under Law 26802 sanctioned by
the Argentine National Congress.
In 2014, the city's neighbors manufactured the largest chocolate bar in the world with 130 meters long and
800 kg in weight. In addition, the city has the record for the world's largest Easter egg made with 8,000 kg
of chocolate in the year 2015. By 2016, the city once again surpasses and manufactures the largest chocolate
bar in the world with 150.5 meters11 and by 2017 the chocolate bar was 200 meters using 1500 kilos of
chocolate and 400 of dry fruits.
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