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About San Rafael



San Rafael is a city in the southern region of the Mendoza Province, Argentina. With more than 170,000 inhabitants (2001census [INDEC]), it is the largest city and the seat of San Rafael Department.

The city is located 240 km from the provincial capital and 990 km from the federal capital. Natural attractions in the area include the Diamante River, which flows through the city, the rapids-strewn Atuel River just south and Lake Los Reyunos, 20 km (12 mi) west of San Rafael