Concepción Department, Paraguay

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Concepción
Concepción's main Catholic church
Concepción's main church
Flag of Concepción
Flag
Coat of arms of Concepción
Coat of arms
Location of Concepción, in red, in Paraguay
Location of Concepción, in red, in Paraguay
Coordinates: 23°00′S 57°00′W / 23.000°S 57.000°W / -23.000; -57.000Coordinates: 23°00′S 57°00′W / 23.000°S 57.000°W / -23.000; -57.000
Country Paraguay
RegionOriental
CapitalConcepción
Districts11
Government
 • GovernorLuis Urbieta Cáceres[1]
Area
 • Total18,051 km2 (6,970 sq mi)
Population
 (2013)[2]
 • Total189,660
 • Density11/km2 (27/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Concepcionero (a)
Time zoneUTC-04 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-03 (ADT)
ISO 3166 codePY-1
WebsiteOfficial website

The Concepción department (Spanish: Departamento de Concepcion) is a department of Paraguay. The capital is the city of Concepción.

Its ISO 3166-2 code is PY-1.

Geography[change | change source]

The Concepción department is in the central part of the country, in the northwest of the Oriental region. It has an area of 18,051 km2 (6,970 sq mi), with a population of 189,929 for a Population density of 10.5.[2]

Limits[change | change source]

Rivers[change | change source]

The main river in the department is the Paraguay river. Other rivers are the Apa and the Ypané.

Climate[change | change source]

As of 2012, the total amount of precipitation for the year 2012 in the city of Concepción was 1,496.0 mm (58.9 in). The month with the most precipitation was March with 282.3 mm (11.1 in) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation was August with 4.4 mm (0.2 in).[3]

The average temperature for the year 2012 in Concepción was 29.0 °C (84.2 °F). The warmest month, on average, was January with an average temperature of 35.2 °C (95.4 °F). The coolest month on average is July, with an average temperature of 12.7 °C (54.9 °F).[3]

Districts[change | change source]

The department is divided in 11 districts:

Districts of the Concepción department
No. Districts Area
(km²)
Population[4]
(2015)
Density
1 Azotey 720.37 8,291 11.5
2 Belén 223.71 12,223 54.6
3 Concepción 944.11 80,622 85.4
4 Horqueta 2,082.75 59,374 28.5
5 Loreto 858.71 18,419 21.4
6 Paso Barreto 2,158.25 4,123 1.9
7 San Alfredo 3,990.13 5,155 1.3
8 San Carlos del Apa 1,890.23 740 2.6
9 San Lázaro 1,196.55 11,387 9.5
10 Sargento José Félix López 2,239.73 6,845 3.1
11 Yby Ya'ú 2,178.92 29,780 13.7

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Ejecutivo Departamental" (in Spanish). Gobernación de Concepción. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Compendio Estadístico 2013" (PDF) (in Spanish). Dirección General de Estadísticas, Encuestas y Censos. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Compendio Estadístico Ambiental del Paraguay 2002-2012" (PDF) (in Spanish). Dirección General de Estadísticas, Encuestas y Censos. December 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  4. "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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