Alto Paraná Department

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Alto Paraná
Department
Buildings in downtown Ciudad del Este.
Skyline of Ciudad del Este
Flag of Alto Paraná
Flag
Coat of arms of Alto Paraná
Coat of arms
Location of Alto Paraná, in red, in Paraguay
Location of Alto Paraná, in red, in Paraguay
Coordinates: 25°25′S 54°38′W / 25.417°S 54.633°W / -25.417; -54.633Coordinates: 25°25′S 54°38′W / 25.417°S 54.633°W / -25.417; -54.633
Country  Paraguay
Region Oriental
Capital Ciudad del Este
Districts 22
Government
 • Governor Justo Zacarías Irún[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 14,895 km2 (5,751 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Total 785,747
 • Density 52.7524/km2 (136.628/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Altoparanaense
Time zone AST (UTC-04)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-03)
ISO 3166 code PY-10
Website Official website

The Alto Paraná department (Spanish: Departamento de Alto Paraná) is a department of Paraguay. The capital is the city of Ciudad del Este.

Its ISO 3166-2 code is PY-10.

Geography[change | change source]

The Alto Paraná department is in the central eastern part of the country, in the east of the Oriental region. It has an area of 14,895 km2 (5,751 sq mi), with a population of 785,747 for a Population density of 52.8.[2]

Limits[change | change source]

Rivers[change | change source]

The main river in the department is the Paraná river. The Acaray is an important tributary of the Paraná.

Climate[change | change source]

Ciudad del Este, the capital of the department, has a humid subtropical climate that is mild with no dry season, constantly moist (year-round rainfall). (Köppen climate classification : Cfa).[3]

The average amount of rainfall for the year in the city is 1,694.5 mm (66.7 in). The month with the most precipitation on average is January with 184.1 mm (7.2 in) of rainfall, followed by October with 176 mm (6.9 in).

The month with the least rainfall on average is July with an average of 90.6 mm (3.6 in) and the second is August with 115 mm (4.5 in).

Ciudad del Este is in a warm region; the average temperature for the year is 21.5 °C (71 °F). The warmest month, on average, is January with an average temperature of 26.1 °C (79.0 °F). The coolest month on average is June, with an average temperature of 16.3 °C (61.34 °F).

Districts[change | change source]

The department is divided in 22 districts:

Districts of Alto Paraná
Districts of the Alto Paraná department
No. Districts Area[4]
(km²)
Population[5]
(2015)
Density
1 Ciudad del Este &&&&&&&&&&&&0151.&40000151.04 &&&&&&&&&0290912.&&&&&0290,912 1,926.1
2 Doctor Juan León Mallorquín &&&&&&&&&&&&0254.470000254.47 &&&&&&&&&&021549.&&&&&021,549 84.7
3 Doctor Raúl Peña &&&&&&&&&&&&0632.&&&&&0632.00 &&&&&&&&&&&08658.&&&&&08,658 13.7
4 Domingo Martínez de Irala &&&&&&&&&&&&0400.400000400.40 &&&&&&&&&&&06175.&&&&&06,175 15.4
5 Hernandarias &&&&&&&&&&&&0722.670000722.67 &&&&&&&&&&076901.&&&&&076,901 106.4
6 Iruña &&&&&&&&&&&&0556.150000556.15 &&&&&&&&&&&06058.&&&&&06,058 10.9
7 Itakyry &&&&&&&&&&&01991.5000001,991.50 &&&&&&&&&&035630.&&&&&035,630 17.9
8 Juan Emilio O'Leary &&&&&&&&&&&&0239.600000239.60 &&&&&&&&&&024400.&&&&&024,400 101.8
9 Los Cedrales &&&&&&&&&&&&0409.400000409.40 &&&&&&&&&&010361.&&&&&010,361 25.3
10 Mbaracayú &&&&&&&&&&&01091.5900001,091.59 &&&&&&&&&&&08893.&&&&&08,893 8.1
11 Minga Guazú &&&&&&&&&&&&0483.590000483.59 &&&&&&&&&&079783.&&&&&079,783 165.0
12 Minga Porá &&&&&&&&&&&&0847.590000847.59 &&&&&&&&&&014526.&&&&&014,526 17.1
13 Ñacunday &&&&&&&&&&&&0791.790000791.79 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ","..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ",".9,580 12.1
14 Naranjal &&&&&&&&&&&&0414.780000414.78 &&&&&&&&&&&06350.&&&&&06,350 15.3
15 Presidente Franco &&&&&&&&&&&&0123.100000123.10 &&&&&&&&&&090292.&&&&&090,292 733.5
16 San Alberto &&&&&&&&&&&01058.6300001,058.63 &&&&&&&&&&012365.&&&&&012,365 11.7
17 San Cristóbal &&&&&&&&&&&&0917.140000917.14 &&&&&&&&&&010580.&&&&&010,580 11.5
18 Santa Fe del Paraná &&&&&&&&&&&&0789.760000789.76 &&&&&&&&&&&04549.&&&&&04,549 5.8
19 Santa Rita &&&&&&&&&&&&0593.800000593.80 &&&&&&&&&&029348.&&&&&029,348 49.4
20 Santa Rosa del Monday &&&&&&&&&&&&0593.730000593.73 &&&&&&&&&&&07283.&&&&&07,283 12.3
21 Tavapy &&&&&&&&&&&&0436.630000436.63 &&&&&&&&&&&08067.&&&&&08,067 18.5
22 Yguazú &&&&&&&&&&&&0803.450000803.45 &&&&&&&&&&011041.&&&&&011,041 13.7

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References[change | change source]

  1. "El Gobernador" (in Spanish). Gobernación de Alto Paraná. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Proyección Densidad Tasa 2012" (PDF) (in Spanish). Dirección General de Estadísticas, Encuestas y Censos. Retrieved 27 October.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. "Ciudad Del Este Climate & Temperature". Climatemps.com. 
  4. "Territorio y Población" (zip) (in Spanish). ADEPO - Asociación Paraguaya de Estudios de Población. 2015. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 
  5. "Proyección de la población por sexo y edad, según distrito. Revisión 2015 (8.3 MB)" (PDF) (in Spanish). DGEEC. 2015. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 

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