Verónica, Buenos Aires

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Verónica
Verónica is located in Argentina
Verónica
Verónica
Location in Argentina
Coordinates: 35°23′S 57°20′W / 35.383°S 57.333°W / -35.383; -57.333Coordinates: 35°23′S 57°20′W / 35.383°S 57.333°W / -35.383; -57.333
Country  Argentina
Province Buenos Aires province flag.png Buenos Aires
Partido Punta Indio
Founded 1915
Elevation 23 m (75 ft)
Population (2001 census [INDEC])
 • Total 5,772
CPA Base B 1917
Area code(s) +54 2221

Verónica is a town and localidad in Buenos Aires Province, in Argentina. It is the administrative centre for the county (partido) of Punta Indio.

History[edit]

The town was created on 18 March 1915 on land donated by Martín Tornquist, and named after his wife, Verónica Bernal.

A year before, on 1 January 1914, the railroad from the city of La Plata had arrived at Verónica, and a station was built.

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 its near dismantlement during the 1990s.

Demographics[edit]

From the beginning, the town showed a diversity in people's origins. 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.[1][2] The town stood in for an Uruguayan town in the American film The City of Your Final Destination released in 2009.

Economic activities[edit]

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.

Sports[edit]

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.

Transportation[edit]

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.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Verónica, Buenos Aires (Punta Indio Naval Air Base) 1961–1990, extremes 1970–present
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 38.0
(100.4)
38.8
(101.8)
37.2
(99)
32.4
(90.3)
28.8
(83.8)
24.9
(76.8)
28.3
(82.9)
30.0
(86)
30.0
(86)
32.0
(89.6)
36.0
(96.8)
40.0
(104)
40.0
(104)
Average high °C (°F) 28.2
(82.8)
27.2
(81)
25.1
(77.2)
21.6
(70.9)
18.1
(64.6)
14.6
(58.3)
14.3
(57.7)
15.5
(59.9)
17.5
(63.5)
20.1
(68.2)
23.3
(73.9)
26.4
(79.5)
21.0
(69.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) 22.7
(72.9)
22.0
(71.6)
19.9
(67.8)
16.2
(61.2)
12.8
(55)
9.7
(49.5)
9.4
(48.9)
10.4
(50.7)
12.4
(54.3)
15.3
(59.5)
18.3
(64.9)
21.2
(70.2)
15.9
(60.6)
Average low °C (°F) 17.5
(63.5)
17.2
(63)
15.3
(59.5)
11.6
(52.9)
8.5
(47.3)
5.7
(42.3)
5.5
(41.9)
6.1
(43)
8.0
(46.4)
10.6
(51.1)
13.3
(55.9)
16.3
(61.3)
11.3
(52.3)
Record low °C (°F) 7.2
(45)
6.6
(43.9)
5.0
(41)
1.1
(34)
−2.0
(28.4)
−4.1
(24.6)
−4.6
(23.7)
−4.1
(24.6)
−2.7
(27.1)
0.5
(32.9)
3.4
(38.1)
3.5
(38.3)
−4.6
(23.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 76.8
(3.024)
85.5
(3.366)
99.0
(3.898)
83.5
(3.287)
62.5
(2.461)
46.7
(1.839)
66.7
(2.626)
66.8
(2.63)
64.7
(2.547)
88.3
(3.476)
98.6
(3.882)
81.9
(3.224)
921.0
(36.26)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 6 6 7 6 6 6 7 6 6 8 7 6 77
Average relative humidity (%) 73 76 79 81 83 85 86 83 80 79 77 73 80
Mean monthly sunshine hours 291.4 238.0 229.4 204.0 176.7 138.0 145.7 173.6 183.0 220.1 252.0 269.7 2,521.6
Percent possible sunshine 65 63 60 60 55 46 46 52 51 54 60 60 56
Source #1: NOAA,[3] Oficina de Riesgo Agropecuario (record highs and lows)[4]
Source #2: Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (precipitation days)[5]


Notable Veroniquenses[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Escuela Goethe Rosario:Campamentos y Viajes (Rosario Goethe School: Camping and travel)". Archived from the original on 22 March 2008. 
  2. ^ "Entre Ríos German Association". Archived from the original on 14 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Punta Indio Base Aeronav Climate Normals 1961–1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved October 12, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Punta Indio, Buenos Aires". Estadísticas meteorológicas decadiales (in Spanish). Oficina de Riesgo Agropecuario. Retrieved October 12, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Valores Medios de Temperature y Precipitación-Buenos Aires: Punta Indio" (in Spanish). Servicio Meteorológico Nacional. Retrieved October 12, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Quién es Reposo, el hombre señalado por Cristina para reemplazar a Righi". La Voz (in Spanish). 10 April 2012. Archived from the original on 7 August 2015. 

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