Caaguazú Department

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Caaguazú
Departamento de Caaguazú
Department
Coronel Oviedo town hall
Coronel Oviedo town hall
Flag of Caaguazú department
Flag
Coat of arms of Caaguazú department
Coat of arms
Caaguazú in Paraguay
Location of Caaguazú, in red, in Paraguay
Coordinates: 25°25′S 56°27′W / 25.417°S 56.450°W / -25.417; -56.450Coordinates: 25°25′S 56°27′W / 25.417°S 56.450°W / -25.417; -56.450
Country  Paraguay
Region Oriental
Capital Coronel Oviedo
Boroughs 22 (See list)
Government
 • Governor Mario Alberto Varela
Area[1]
 • Total 11,474 km2 (4,430 sq mi)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 484,177
 • Density 42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone AST (UTC-04)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-03)
ISO 3166 code PY-05

Caaguazú (Spanish: Departamento de Caaguazú) is a department in Paraguay. The capital is the city of Coronel Oviedo. Its ISO 3166-2 code is PY-05.

History[change | change source]

In 1712, Gregorio Bazán de Pedraza founded the town of Villa de San Isidro Labrador de Curuguaty, followed by Ybytimí in 1715, San Joaquín in 1746, and Carayaó in 1770.

The department was created in 1906 with the name of Yhú; the town of Yhú was named as the capital of the department. Other towns were Ajos (present day Coronel Oviedo), Carayaó, San Joaquín and Caaguazú. Upon territorial reorganization in 1945, it was given the name of Caaguazú.

Its present limits were defined in 1973.

Geography[change | change source]

The Caaguazú department is in middle of the Oriental region. It has an area of 11,474 km2 (4,430 sq mi), 2.82% of the area of Paraguay. Its estimated population in 2013 is 484,177 for a population density of 42.2 inhabitants/km2.[1]

The Caaguazú mountain range crosses the department from the north to the south. The main river in the department, and of Paraguay, is the Paraguay.

Limits[change | change source]

Climate[change | change source]

As of 2012, the total amount of precipitation for the year 2012 in the city of Coronel Oviedo was 1,834.9 mm (72.2 in). The month with the most precipitation was April with 297.3 mm (11.7 in) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation was August with 15.0 mm (0.6 in).[2]

The average temperature for the year 2012 in Coronel Oviedo was 22.6 °C (72.7 °F). The warmest month, on average, was December with an average temperature of 27.6 °C (81.7 °F). The coolest month on average is July, with an average temperature of 15.1 °C (59.2 °F).[2]

Districts[change | change source]

The department is divided in 22 districts:

Districts of the Caaguazú department
No. Districts Area
(km²)
Population[3]
(2015)
Density
1 Caaguazú 982.08 120,160 122.4
2 Carayaó 897.69 15,655 17.4
3 Coronel Oviedo 869.97 113,566 130.5
4 Doctor Cecilio Báez 147.97 7,671 51.8
5 Doctor Juan Eulogio Estigarribia 639.00 35,276 55.2
6 Doctor Juan Manuel Frutos 555.22 23,827 42.9
7 José Domingo Ocampos 151.40 10,981 72.5
8 La Pastora 363.48 5,225 14.4
9 Mariscal Francisco Solano López 871.28 6,872 7.9
10 Nueva Londres 228.35 4,905 21.5
11 Nueva Toledo 594.11 4,924 8.3
12 Raúl Arsenio Oviedo 639.96 16,674 26.1
13 Repatriación 863.56 33,044 38.3
14 R. I. Tres Corrales 285.88 9,243 32.3
15 San Joaquín 401.92 17,624 43.8
16 San José de los Arroyos 497.91 19,125 38.4
17 Santa Rosa del Mbutuy 326.05 12,822 39.3
18 Simón Bolívar 354.01 6,095 17.2
19 Tembiaporá 450.35 14,345 31.9
20 Tres de Febrero 236.78 9,942 42.0
21 Vaquería 1,168.03 11,718 10.0
22 Yhú 1,398.35 34,831 24.9

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Compendio Estadístico 2013" (PDF) (in Spanish). Dirección General de Estadísticas, Encuestas y Censos. Retrieved 14 November 2016. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Compendio Estadístico Ambiental del Paraguay 2002-2012" (PDF) (in Spanish). Dirección General de Estadísticas, Encuestas y Censos. December 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 
  3. "Proyección de la población por sexo y edad, según distrito. Revisión 2015 (8.3 MB)" (PDF) (in Spanish). DGEEC. 2015. pp. 32–33. Retrieved 13 December 2016. 

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