is a city in the province
of Río Negro
, located on the left-hand (eastern) side of the valley of the Neuquén River
, near the Pellegrini Lake
, about 20 km from northwest of Neuquén
and 25 km from Allen
. It has 19,819 inhabitants as per the .
The name Cinco Saltos (literally "Five Jumps") refers to the five level steps of the canal that starts upstream at the Ingeniero Ballester Dam and passes by the eastern limit of the city.