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
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]
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 towns 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 Pampas roots. This is why we only
suggest you some places, so that you can discover other interesting
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 (Founders House -Guillermo
Brown). 6) Municipality Building. 7) Toays Church. 8)
La Olla (geographical feature). 9) Municipal Camping Horacio
Del Campo and Vieja Estación Sur (Old Southern
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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