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Encyclopedia > San Rafael, Mendoza
Cities and towns
in Argentina
San Rafael
Province Mendoza
Department San Rafael
Location 34°36′ S 68°20′ W
Elevation 750 m AMSL
Population 173,571
Demonym sanrafaelino
Phone code +54 2627
CPA base M5600

San Rafael is a city in the central region of the province of Mendoza, Argentina, 240 km from the provincial capital. With more than 170,000 inhabitants (2001 census [INDEC]), it is the largest city and the head town of the San Rafael Department. This is a list of cities in Argentina. ... Argentina is subdivided in 23 provinces (Spanish: provincias, singular - provincia) and 1 federal district (capital federal). ... Mendoza is one of the 23 provinces of Argentina, located in the western central part of the country in the Cuyo region. ... Departments (Spanish: departamentos) form the second level of administrative division in the provinces of Argentina. ... San Rafael is one of the departments of the Mendoza Province, Argentina. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... The metre, or meter (US), is a measure of length. ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ... A demonym or gentilic is a word that denotes the members of a people or the inhabitants of a place. ... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... Argentina made major changes to its telephone numbering plan in 1999, after its telephone system was privatized. ... The Argentine postal code is a system that assigns at least an unique alphanumeric postal codes to each municipality. ... ISO 3166-2:AR is an ISO standard which defines geocodes: it is the subset of ISO 3166-2 which applies to Argentina. ... Argentina is subdivided in 23 provinces (Spanish: provincias, singular - provincia) and 1 federal district (capital federal). ... Mendoza is one of the 23 provinces of Argentina, located in the western central part of the country in the Cuyo region. ... Park of General San Martín in Mendoza. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... National Statistics and Censuses Institute (Spanish: Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos, INDEC) is the Argentine government agency responsible for the collection and processing of statistical data. ...


References

  • Municipal information — Municipal Affairs Federal Institute (IFAM), Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Ministry of Interior, Argentina.
  • Municipality of San Rafael — Official website.

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Mendoza Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (635 words)
Mendoza is one of the 23 provinces of Argentina, located in the western central part of the country in the Cuyo region.
José de San Martín was governor of the region and received important support from Mendoza when he took off with his Army of the Andes form Plumerillo in 1817 to cross the Andes in a campaign to release Chile from the "oppression of Spain".
Mendoza's main industry are the vineyards and the wine production with 1,200 wineries, followed by canned fruits, petroleum refinery (in Luján de Cuyo), cement and others.
The Caradoc Siliciclastic Sequence of the Pavon (2889 words)
.The San Rafael Block lies in the central-western region of the Mendoza province, Argentina and was recognized as a southern extension of the Precordillera Terrane.
The San Rafael Block lies in the central-western region of the Mendoza province, Argentina and was recognized as a southern extension of the Precordillera Terrane (Fig.
To the North and South the San Rafael Block is bounded by the Cuyo and Neuquen oil basins respectively and eastwards grades to the pampean plains vanishing under the Quaternary deposits.
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