It is located in sections I to V of the island of Choele Choel, which in turn is located in the Middle Valley of the province of Río Negro.
Today, Luis Beltrán has about five thousand inhabitants. It communicates with the rest of the province through the National Road No. 250, which connects to the National Route No. 22 and through the Provincial Route No. 7, which connects it with Paso Córdoba.
In addition to the local municipality, Luis Beltrán has offices of Water and Power, Revenue Department, Registrar, ENCOTEL, Laboratory of Food Science of Middle Valley, police unit, delegating provincial social work, and also operates the Cooperative of Water and other municipal services and municiapl radio of Luis Beltrán.
The community also has a municipal museum, a popular library, a municipal art center and theater and writers groups.
In this area of the Middle Valley operates an industrial park and also highlights the processing of wine and concentrate fruit juice. Other items of economic importance are the fruit and vegetable production, cereals, honey and livestock rainfed farming in the irrigation zone.
The origin of the name
The center of the city was born in the heart of the colony of Choele Choel, was named Villa Galese, then Tir Pentré (which in Welsh means "land of villages" and Reserve farm) in tribute to the families of this source from Chubut .
However, it was given the name of Fray Luis Beltrán in a decree of February 14, 1911, in tribute to Monk and lieutenant colonel who formed the Artillery of the Army of the Andes Field. Later the word fray was removed, to avoid confusion with the town of Mendoza of the same name.