Main Cities of La Pampa

Realicó

The name of Realicó comes from the Araucanian words “Rali”, which means plate and “Có”, which means water: plate of water. It is located in the northeast of La Pampa Province, and it is the head of the homonymous Department.
It constitutes a strategic point between the north and the south, and the west and the east of our Country, since it is located in a circulation junction, where National Highway Nº 35 and Nº 188 cross each other, and it is located within the area of the Bioceanic Corridor.
The region has several characteristics in common, among which it should be mentioned the common origin of its population, which is constituted by immigrants, the existence of similar natural, environmental and climate resources, the educational and sanitary conditions, the levels of primary and industrial production and the rail, road and energy infrastructures. On the other hand, the strategic position it has within the system of regional links, together with the activities that at present take place in the micro region, contribute to define the profile of the urban city core as the best center of services.
At present said activities are related to the farming production, casual tourism, commercial exchange and the amenities that the urban core offers. As regards the urban infrastructure of Realicó, it should be stressed the role of schools and health centers. Realicó has three primary schools, three EGB 3, four polymodal institutes, one special school, a high school for adults, and a trades school. Within the health centers, we should mention the Virgilio T. Uriburu Hospital, which together with two Clinics, provide services to people from the micro region and the south of Córdoba and San Luis.
The Agroindustrial Area, the Urban Solid Waste Plant, the Municipal Airfield and the Water Processing Plant are establishments located on large premises and situated far from the residential area, where other establishments may be found.
Another establishment to be mentioned is Molino Harinero Trigalia S.A., a mill located in the northeast, which is engaged in the storage and grinding of grains.
Within the range of services that Realicó offers, we can mention the following utilities: natural gas, drinking water, electricity and sewer - which will be soon ready to start operating- and complementary services such as telephone, mobile phones, cable and satellite TV, and Internet.
The Cooperativa Popular de Electricidad, Obras y Servicios Públicos Realicó Ltda. provides electric energy to the rural and urban area of Realicó and neighbor towns, while the drinking water system is operated by the Cooperativa de Servicios Públicos Realicó and comprises the urban area.
On the other hand, Realicó offers other amenities like hotels, restaurants, grills and eateries.
The Municipality of Realicó performs administrative and municipal activities, and generally centralizes most of the initiatives and community participation activities.

Municipality of Realicó
Tel: (02331) 462781/82 - Fax: (02331) 462781
e-mail: [email protected]

 


Toay

A VISIT TO TOAY
The one-hundred-year old city of Toay is the departmental capital and the rail head of two important railroad systems, and treasures a historical background that is highly appreciated by its inhabitants. Just 10 km from the pampean capital, it is linked to Santa Rosa by the beauty and fast Perón Avenue. Country and weekend houses follow one after the other along rolling lands of sand banks whose prodigious water are excellent for the health. For this reason, according to history, more than a century ago Toay was the ideal place to establish the capital of the territory, though the title was eventually conferred on Santa Rosa. Its history is intimately related to the prestigious military settlements, which existed before the town’s foundation. This is why it is not strange to find an intimate connection between the community and the army force in the location, which is expressed in cultural terms and in every social expression. If you tour Toay, you will enter into La Pampa’s roots. This is why we only suggest you some places, so that you can discover other interesting ones.

• See plan. 1) Hunting Club Mapú Vey Puudú. 2) Monument to Life (by Juan Carlos Fernández). 3) Culture House “Olga Orozco” and Museo Cívico Militar (Military Civic Museum). 4) Centennial Monument. 5) Casa del Fundador Guillermo Brown (Founder’s House -Guillermo Brown). 6) Municipality Building. 7) Toay’s Church. 8) La Olla (geographical feature). 9) Municipal Camping “Horacio Del Campo” and Vieja Estación Sur (Old Southern Station).

 


Victorica

Victorica, the gate of the pampean far west
Victorica is the gate to the far pampean west and leads to localities like Santa Isabel and Algarrobo del Águila, which maintain intact the traditional shades of the provincial criollo heart. It is the concentrative market of winter pastures cattle more important of "patagonia". Every year in Victorica, the Parque Los Pisaderos enlivens and celebrates the Provincial Farming Feast, a multitudinous performance that reminds the most antique city of La Pampa, deeply related to heroic war fights of aboriginal times and the military conquest. In 1985, the nearby spots called “Leuvucó” and “Salinas Grandes” were declared “historical places” because the last groups of Ranqueles and Vorogas aborigines had settled there. The “Monumento a los Ranqueles” (a monument to the Ranqueles) was built in 1999 in Colonia Leuvucó, 25 km northward.
The urban shape covers all the necessary services -hotels- for the traveler, complement of hunting areas and tourist "estancias". Victorica is the ideal stage to tour the desolated western places, full of history, tradition and the cultural past that amazes with its shades. Next to the town, the “Paseo Ecológico Pichi Mapú”, with animals autochthonous and exotic, proposes an educational visit to this fauna reserve.

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