Ciudad del Este

Coordinates: 25°31′00″S 54°37′00″W / 25.51667°S 54.61667°W / -25.51667; -54.61667
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Ciudad del Este
Ciudad del Este cathedral
Ciudad del Este Cathedral
Flag of Ciudad del Este
Coat of arms of Ciudad del Este
Ciudad del Este is located in Paraguay
Ciudad del Este
Ciudad del Este
Coordinates: 25°31′00″S 54°37′00″W / 25.51667°S 54.61667°W / -25.51667; -54.61667
DepartmentAlto Paraná
Founded3 February 1957
 • Intendente municipalSandra Mcleod de Zacarias[1]
 • Total151.04 km2 (58.32 sq mi)
185 m (607 ft)
 • Total290,912
 • Density1,900/km2 (5,000/sq mi)
(female, esteña)
Time zoneUTC-04 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-03 (ADT)
Postal code
Area code(595) (61)
ClimateHumid subtropical (Cfa)
WebsiteOfficial website

Ciudad del Este (Spanish for City of the East) is the second largest city in Paraguay and capital of the Alto Paraná Department, on the Paraná River.

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Founded in 1957, it was first called Puerto Flor de Lis, then Puerto Presidente Stroessner, after Alfredo Stroessner. In 1989, its name was changed to Ciudad del Este.

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Ciudad del Este is in southeastern Paraguay, in the Oriental region. The district area is 151.04 km2 (58 sq mi) and an estimated population in 2015 of 290,912 for a population density of 1,926.1 inhabitants/km2.[2]

Ciudad del Este is in front of the Brazilian city of Foz do Iguaçu (state of Paraná), separated from it by Paraná River and linked by the "Friendship Bridge". The Argentine border is between the neighbouring town of Presidente Franco and Puerto Iguazú (Misiones Province). Ciudad del Este, along with the towns and districts of Hernandarias, Minga Guazú and Presidente Franco, forms an area named Gran Ciudad del Este ("Greater Ciudad del Este").

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Intendente Municipal" (in Spanish). Municipalidad de Ciudad del Este. Archived from the original on 31 October 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Proyección de la población por sexo y edad, según distrito. Revisión 2015 (8.3 MB)" (PDF) (in Spanish). DGEEC. 2015. pp. 32–33. Retrieved 1 January 2016.