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Disambiguation: For the fictional character with this name see Rafaera.
Flag of Argentina.svg Cities and towns
in Argentina
Rafaela
Province Santa Fe
Department Castellanos
Location 31°16′S 61°29′W / 31.267°S 61.483°W / -31.267; -61.483Coordinates: 31°16′S 61°29′W / 31.267°S 61.483°W / -31.267; -61.483
Population 83,642
Demonym rafaelino
Area 156 km²
Density 536 inhab/km²
Phone code +54 3492
CPA base S2300
Mayor Omar Perotti
Party Justicialist Party
Cathedral of St. Raphael

Rafaela is a city in the province of Santa Fe, Argentina, about 96 km from the provincial capital. It is the head town of the Castellanos Department. It has a population of 83,642 per the 2001 census [INDEC].

The town was established in 1881 by Guillermo Lehmann, and officially became a city in 1913. Rafaela is served by Rafaela Aerodrome with daily flights to Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (in Buenos Aires) and Sauce Viejo Airport (in Santa Fe).

UN/LOCODE is ARRAF.

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Notable natives

Adriana Signorini, coordinator Peer Mentoring & SATAL programs, University of California, Merced, USA

Sister cities

Rafaela has two sister cities:

References

  • Inforama — Municipal information at the official website of the Santa Fe provincial government.
  • (Spanish) Municipal information: Municipal Affairs Federal Institute (IFAM), Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Ministry of Interior, Argentina.

Local sites

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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

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German

Proper noun

Rafaela

  1. A female given name, variant spelling of Raphaela.

Spanish

Proper noun

Rafaela (f)

  1. A female given name, feminine form of Rafael.
  2. A city in Argentina.

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