Yerba Buena, Tucumán
Aerial view of Yerba Buena.
|• Mayor||Daniel Toledo|
|Elevation||466 m (1,529 ft)|
|Time zone||ART (UTC-3)|
|Dialing code||+54 381|
The city of Yerba Buena is the department seat and the most urbanized area as well. It is mostly residential, though an always-increasing commercial activity can be observed along its main road: Aconquija Avenue. Different kind of stores, shopping arcades, restaurants, bars and cafés line along this avenue giving the area a very lively atmosphere, especially on weekends, when yerbabuenenses and people from its neighboring cities gather in search of fun and relaxation.
Yerba Buena is home to most of the country clubs and gated communities in the province. However, some of its residents live in slums scattered around the city.
Yerba Buena is a city, possibly given its name because people there may be friendly. There is a place called San Javier in the mountains nearby where there is a large cross called "El Cruz" (the cross). Yerba Buena has experienced more growth than any other Argentine city since 1996 with an average of two residences per day being constructed.
Because of being so close to San Miguel de Tucumán, Yerba Buena's only way of arriving is through Tucumán. Bus lines # 100, 102 and 118 drive once every 5 minutes from San Miguel to Yerba Buena. Taxi services are also available. Yerba Buena has its own aerodrome (Mauricio Gilli Aerodrome) for light and private aviation.
- Yerba buena (Literally translated means "good herb")