Verónica is a town in the province of Buenos Aires, 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 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 amount of immigrants from Germany
and Eastern Europe
among others) established themselves in the area. Today, a German Boarding School (Escuela Hogar de Verónica
) serves as a retreat for German schools form all over the country.
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
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.