Verónica, Buenos Aires

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Verónica is located in Argentina
Location in Argentina
Verónica is located in Argentina
Location in Buenos Aires Province
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 in Buenos Aires province, in Argentina. It is the capital of the district of Punta Indio.


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.[1][2] 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.

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.


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.

Notable Veroniquenses[edit]

Reposo, Daniel Gustavo, 1966

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Rosario Goethe School (accessed 2006/11/13)
  2. ^ Entre Ríos German Association (accessed 2006/11/13)