Rufino, Santa Fe

Rufino is a city in the province of Santa Fe, Argentina. It has 18,980 inhabitants as per the 2010 census [INDEC]. It lies on the southwest of the province, 260 km (162 mi) from the main metropolitan area of the province Greater Rosario,416 km (258 mi) from the provincial capital Santa Fe, near the borders with Córdoba (west) and Buenos Aires (south), on the intersection of National Routes 33 and 7.

Flag of Rufino
Coat of arms of Rufino
Rufino is located in Argentina
Location of Rufino in Argentina
Coordinates: 34°16′S 62°42′W / 34.267°S 62.700°W / -34.267; -62.700Coordinates: 34°16′S 62°42′W / 34.267°S 62.700°W / -34.267; -62.700
Country Argentina
Province Santa Fe
DepartmentGeneral López
 • Total1,021 km2 (394 sq mi)
113 m (371 ft)
 (2010 census)
 • Total18,980
 • Density19/km2 (48/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (ART)
CPA base
Dialing code+54 3382

The town was founded by Gerónimo Segundo Rufino in 1886, as the railway line that linked Diego de Alvear, Santa Fe, to Villa Mercedes, San Luis, was inaugurated. The plans for the new town were approved by the governorship of Santa Fe on 29 March 1889, which is acknowledged as the official foundation date.

Notable people born in RufinoEdit


  • Municipality of Rufino — Official website.
  • Municipal information: Municipal Affairs Federal Institute (IFAM), Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Ministry of Interior, Argentina. (in Spanish)
  • "Rufino, Santa Fe". Santa Fe provincial government.