San Rafael Department

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San Rafael
Departamento San Rafael
location of in Mendoza Province
location of in Mendoza Province
Country Argentina
Established April 2, 1805
Founded by ?
Capital San Rafael
 • Mayor Emir Alberto Félix , PJ
 • Total 31 km2 (12 sq mi)
 • Total 173,571 (2,001 census [INDEC])
Demonym sanrafaelina/o
Postal Code M5600
Area Code 02627
Coordinates 34°37′S 68°19′W / 34.617°S 68.317°W / -34.617; -68.317
Patron saint San Rafael Arcángel

San Rafael is one of the departments of Mendoza Province, Argentina. The seat of the department is in the city of San Rafael.


  • Geographical location: 34° 15´ to 36° southern latitude and 70° 10´ to 66° 55´ eastern longitude.
  • Area: 31,235 km² (20.82% of the provincial area)
  • Extension: 204 km from north to south. 298 km from east to west
  • Altitude: 750 m above sea level.

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The department is subdivided in 18 districts: Ciudad, El Cerrito, Cuadro Nacional, Las Malvinas District, El Sosneado (added in 2005, it used to belong to Cuadro Benegas, but then it was added as a district), Las Paredes, La Llave, Cuadro Benegas, Cuadro Nacional, Cañada Seca, Goudge, Jaime Prats, Monte Comán, Rama Caída, Real del Padre, Punta del Agua, Villa Atuel and Villa 25 de Mayo.

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