Cordillera Department

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Cordillera

Departamento de Cordillera
Basilica of Caacupé
Basilica of Caacupé
Flag of Cordillera department
Flag
Coat of arms of Cordillera department
Coat of arms
Cordillera in Paraguay.svg
Location of Cordillera, in red, in Paraguay
Coordinates: 25°23′S 57°08′W / 25.383°S 57.133°W / -25.383; -57.133Coordinates: 25°23′S 57°08′W / 25.383°S 57.133°W / -25.383; -57.133
Country Paraguay
RegionOriental
CapitalCaacupé
Boroughs20 (See list)
Government
 • GovernorCarlos María López López[1]
Area
 • Total4,948 km2 (1,910 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)[2]
 • Total282,981
 • Density57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Cordillerano
Time zoneUTC-04 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-03 (ADT)
ISO 3166 codePY-03
WebsiteOfficial website

The Cordillera department (Spanish: Departamento de Cordillera) is a department of Paraguay. The capital is the city of Caacupé. Its ISO 3166-2 code is PY-03.

Geography[change | change source]

The Cordillera department is in the Oriental region. It has an area of 4,948 km2 (1,910 sq mi), the largest of the Oriental region, with a population of 282,981 for a population density of 14.1.[2]

Limits[change | change source]

Rivers[change | change source]

The main river in the department, and of Paraguay, is the Paraguay that makes the western border of the department.

The main lake is the Ypacaraí.

Districts[change | change source]

The department is divided in 20 districts:

Districts of the San Pedro department
No. Districts Area[3]
(km²)
Population[4]
(2015)
Density
1 Altos 130 13,922 107.1
2 Arroyos y Esteros 537 23,942 44.6
3 Atyrá 145 16,318 112.5
4 Caacupé 145 53,615 369.8
5 Caraguatay 524 13,399 25.6
6 Emboscada 193 17,684 91.6
7 Eusebio Ayala 274 22,890 83.5
8 Isla Pucú 99 7,775 78.5
9 Itacurubí de la Cordillera 134 11,171 83.4
10 Juan de Mena 968 6,656 6.9
11 Loma Grande 85 3,426 40.3
12 Mbocayaty del Yhaguy 264 4,234 16.0
13 Nueva Colombia 77 3,879 50.4
14 Piribebuy 209 27,019 129.3
15 Primero de Marzo 82 6,675 81.4
16 San Bernardino 113 11,566 102.4
17 San José Obrero 197 4,348 22.1
18 Santa Elena 112 5,172 46.2
19 Tobatí 285 30,836 108.2
20 Valenzuela 173 6,785 39.2

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "El Gobernador" (in Spanish). Gobernación de Cordillera. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Proyección Densidad Tasa 2012" (PDF) (in Spanish). Dirección General de Estadísticas, Encuestas y Censos. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  3. "Territorio y Población" (zip) (in Spanish). ADEPO - Asociación Paraguaya de Estudios de Población. 2015. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  4. "Proyección de la población por sexo y edad, según distrito. Revisión 2015 (8.3 MB)" (PDF) (in Spanish). DGEEC. 2015. pp. 32–33. Retrieved 9 September 2016.

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