Guairá Department

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Guairá
Departamento de Guairá
Department
Villarrica's church
Villarrica's church
Flag of Guairá department
Flag
Coat of arms of Guairá department
Coat of arms
Guairá in Paraguay
Location of Guairá, in red, in Paraguay
Coordinates: 25°45′S 56°26′W / 25.750°S 56.433°W / -25.750; -56.433Coordinates: 25°45′S 56°26′W / 25.750°S 56.433°W / -25.750; -56.433
Country  Paraguay
Region Oriental
Capital Villarrica
Boroughs 18 (See list)
Government
 • Governor Rodolfo Max Friedmann
Area[1]
 • Total 3,846 km2 (1,485 sq mi)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 198,532
 • Density 52/km2 (130/sq mi)
  Estimated population
Demonym(s) Guaireño
Time zone AST (UTC-04)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-03)
ISO 3166 code PY-04

The Guairá department (Spanish: Departamento de Guairá) is a department of Paraguay. The capital is the city of Villarrica. Its ISO 3166-2 code is PY-04.

History[change | change source]

Geography[change | change source]

The Guairá department is in the central part of the Oriental region. It has an area of 3,846 km2 (1,485 sq mi), one of the smallest of the Oriental region and of the country, with an estimated population (2013) of 198,532 for a population density of 51.6.[1]

Limits[change | change source]

The highest points of Paraguay are in the Guairá department;[1] these are:

  • Tres Kandu, 842 m (2,762 ft) high.
  • Capii, 816 m (2,677 ft) high.
  • Peró, 815 m (2,674 ft) high.
  • Amor, 765 m (2,510 ft) high.

Rivers[change | change source]

The main river in the department is the Tebicuary, a tributary of the Paraguay river. The Tebicuari-mi is an important tributary of the Tebicuari.

Climate[change | change source]

As of 2014, the total amount of precipitation in the city of Villarrica was 2,281.8 mm (89.8 in). The month with the most precipitation was April with 453.6 mm (17.9 in) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation was August with 18.4 mm (0.7 in).[2]

The average temperature for the year 2014 in Villarrica was 23 °C (73 °F). The warmest month, on average, was February with an average temperature of 27.8 °C (82.0 °F). The coolest month on average is July, with an average temperature of 17.5 °C (63.5 °F).[2]

Districts[change | change source]

The department is divided in 18 districts:

Districts of the Guairá department
No. Districts Area<
(km²)
Population[3]
(2015)
Density
1 Villarrica 331.56 69,632 210.0
2 Borja 349.21 10,155 29.1
3 Capitán Mauricio José Troche 170.62 10,766 63.1
4 Coronel Martínez 112.74 6,279 55.7
5 Doctor Bottrell 77.71 1,674 21.5
6 Félix Pérez Cardozo 125.86 5,999 47.7
7 General Eugenio A. Garay 190.95 8,228 43.1
8 Colonia Independencia 528.44 26,525 50.2
9 Itapé 157.51 7,745 49.2
10 Iturbe 328.96 9,335 28.4
11 José Fassardi 193.51 6,857 35.4
12 Mbocayaty 247.89 8,373 33.8
13 Natalicio Talavera 76.69 4,708 61.4
14 Ñumí 96.01 3,507 36.5
15 Paso Yobái 629.06 25,798 41.0
16 San Salvador 109.95 3,068 27.9
17 Tebicuary 75.22 3,013 40.1
18 Yataity 84.93 4,673 55.0

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Compendio Estadístico 2013" (PDF) (in Spanish). Dirección General de Estadísticas, Encuestas y Censos. Retrieved 21 October 2016. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Compendio Estadístico Ambiental del Paraguay 2014" (PDF) (in Spanish). Dirección General de Estadísticas, Encuestas y Censos. January 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2016. 
  3. "Proyección de la población por sexo y edad, según distrito. Revisión 2015 (8.3 MB)" (PDF) (in Spanish). DGEEC. 2015. Retrieved 21 October 2016. 

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