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San Rafael
Marin County, California


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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of San Rafael is approximately 48,404 (1990), 57713 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 21,139 (1990), 22764 (2010).
The amount of land area in San Rafael is 42.956 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 15.128 sq kilometers.
The distance from San Rafael to Washington DC is 2581 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 69 miles. (as the crow flies)
San Rafael is positioned 37.98 degrees north of the equator and 122.50 degrees west of the prime meridian.
San Rafael elevation is 34 feet above sea level.


Just north of San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge
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History & History Related Items

San Rafael is another California town which developed around a mission in the California mission chain. This mission is called Mission San Rafael Arcangel. It was the 20th in the mission chain and was built in 1817. It was rebuilt in 1949. San Rafael is the county seat for Marin County. It is famous as a trading and industrial area and it especially noted for its beautiful landscapes.

Click here for the California Missions trail.
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The founding of San Rafael



San Rafael, California, and Lonate Pozzolo, Italy are sister or twin cities.

Rafael Film Center
1118 Fourth Street
San Rafael, California 94941
The restored Art Deco Film Center is a year-round three-screen venue providing a vital outlet for US independent and international films as well as film retrospectives. Some of the best in the film industry have visited including: Matthew Broderick, Peter Coyote, Andy Garcia, Mike Leigh, Freida Lee Mock, Errol Morris, Nick Nolte, Sean Penn, Alan Rudolph, Hilary Swank, Saul Zaentz and numerous independent filmmakers from around the world.
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