Paraguarí Department

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Paraguarí

Departamento de Paraguarí
Hills around Paraguarí
Flag of Paraguarí department
Flag
Coat of arms of Paraguarí department
Coat of arms
Paraguarí in Paraguay
Location of Paraguarí, in red, in Paraguay
Coordinates: 25°38′S 57°9′W / 25.633°S 57.150°W / -25.633; -57.150Coordinates: 25°38′S 57°9′W / 25.633°S 57.150°W / -25.633; -57.150
Country Paraguay
RegionOriental
CapitalParaguarí
Boroughs17 (See list)
Government
 • GovernorMiguel Jorge Cuevas[1]
Area
 • Total8,705 km2 (3,361 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)[2]
 • Total239,633
 • Density28/km2 (71/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Paraguariense
Time zoneUTC-04 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-03 (ADT)
ISO 3166 codePY-09
WebsiteOfficial website

The Paraguarí department (Spanish: Departamento de Paraguarí) is a department of Paraguay. The capital is the city of Paraguarí. Its ISO 3166-2 code is PY-09.

History[change | change source]

The territory of this department is in a valley formerly called "Yarigua'a" that was part of the mission of Jesuit priests during the colonization.

At the end of the 16th century, the Franciscan missionaries founded the city of Yaguarón with Guarani people. More towns were founded on which today form part of this department:

  • Carapeguá (1725)
  • Quiindy (1733)
  • Ybycuí (1766)
  • Pirayú (1769)
  • Paraguarí (1775), the present capital of the department
  • Quyquyhó (1776)
  • Ybytimí and Acahay (1783)
  • Caapucú (1787)

The department was created in 1935. In 1945, the old department of Quyyndy was made part of Paraguarí.

Geography[change | change source]

The Paraguarí department is in the southwest of the Oriental region. It is one of the smallest of the departments of Paraguay, with an area of 8,705 km2 (3,361 sq mi). It has a population of 239,633 for a population density of 27.5.[2]

Limits[change | change source]

Districts[change | change source]

The department is divided in 17 districts:

Districts of the Paraguarí department
No. Districts Area[3]
(km²)
Population[4]
(2002)
Density
1 Acahay 322 14,863 46.2
2 Caapucú 2,455 7,249 3.0
3 Carapeguá 462 30,758 66.6
4 Escobar 278 7,935 28.5
5 General Bernardino Caballero 245 6,449 26.3
6 La Colmena 99 5,234 52.9
7 Mbuyapey 898 13,035 14.5
8 Paraguarí  462 22,154 48.0
9 Pirayú 174 15,003 86.2
10 Quiindy 669 18,431 27.6
11 Quyquyhó 582 6,865 11.8
12 San Roque González de Santa Cruz 239 10,641 44.5
13 Sapucai 209 6,010 28.8
14 Tebicuary-mí 136 3,804 28.0
15 Yaguarón 232 25,984 112.0
16 Ybycuí 827 20,887 25.3
17 Ybytymí 389 6,630 17.0

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "El Gobernador" (in Spanish). Gobernación de Paraguarí. Retrieved 17 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 2 September 2016.
  4. "Districts of Paraguay". Statoids. Retrieved 18 September 2016.

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