Verónica, Buenos Aires
|Buenos Aires Province|
|Elevation||23 m (75 ft)|
|Population (2001 census [INDEC])|
|CPA Base||B 1917|
|Area code(s)||+54 2221|
The town was created on March 18, 1915 on land donated by Martín Tornquist, and named after his wife, Verónica Bernal.
A year before, on January 1, 1914, the railroad had arrived to Verónica from the city of La Plata.
In 1925 the Punta Indio Naval Base was established, 6 km (3.7 mi) from the downtown core. It became one of the pillars for the development of the town until it near dismantlement during the 1990s.
Since the beginnings, the town showed a diversity in people's origins that can be traced to the first inhabitants. Besides the traditional Spanish-Italian population, a large number of immigrants from Germany and Eastern Europe (Poland and Croatia among others) established themselves in the area. Today, a German Boarding School (Escuela Hogar de Verónica) serves as a retreat for German schools from all over the country. The town stood in for an Uruguayan town in the movie "The City of Your Final Destination" with Anthony Hopkins, Norma Aleandro and Laura Linney, released in 2009.
The main activities in the town are related to farming: agriculture, cattle and bird raising. More recently tourism started to develop around the old estancias in the area.
There are two major sports associations in Verónica: Club Juventud Unida and Club Social y Deportivo Verónica. They compete in regional football tournaments. Until 2001, a Turismo Carretera race was held at the Naval Base.
Although the train link has been non-operational for many years, the building of the train station is still operational, although nowadays it is used for cultural associations. A regular bus service is established between Verónica and La Plata, provided by Expreso La Plata. There are also mini-buses that connect with both La Plata and Buenos Aires. Local transport circulates within the town, and connects Verónica with Punta Indio and Pipinas.
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Reposo, Daniel Gustavo, 1966
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- Municipal information: Municipal Affairs Federal Institute (IFAM), Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Ministry of Interior, Argentina. (Spanish)
- Punta Indio Website (Spanish)
- History of Verónica in the municipal website (Spanish)