Caaguazú Department facts for kids
Departamento de Cordillera
Coronel Oviedo town hall
Location of Caaguazú, in red, in Paraguay
|• Total||11,474 km2 (4,430 sq mi)|
|• Density||42.1978/km2 (109.292/sq mi)|
|Time zone||AST (UTC-04)|
|• Summer (DST)||ADT (UTC-03)|
|ISO 3166 code||PY-05|
In 1712, Gregorio Bazán de Pedraza founded the town of Villa de San Isidro Labrador de Curuguaty, followed by Ybytimí in 1715, San Joaquín in 1746, and Carayaó in 1770.
The department was created in 1906 with the name of Yhú; the town of Yhú was named as the capital of the department. Other towns were Ajos (present day Coronel Oviedo), Carayaó, San Joaquín and Caaguazú. Upon territorial reorganization in 1945, it was given the name of Caaguazú.
Its present limits were defined in 1973.
The Caaguazú department is in middle of the Oriental region. It has an area of 11,474 km2 (4,430 sq mi), 2.82% of the area of Paraguay. Its estimated population in 2013 is 484,177 for a population density of 42.2 inhabitants/km2.
- To the north: San Pedro and Canindeyú departments.
- To the east: Alto Paraná department.
- To the south: Guairá and Caazapá departments.
- To the west: Cordillera and Paraguarí departments.
|San Pedro department||Canindeyú department|
|Paraguarí department||Guairá department||Alto Paraná and Caazapá departments|
As of 2012[update], the total amount of precipitation for the year 2012 in the city of Coronel Oviedo was 1,496.0 mm (58.9 in). The month with the most precipitation was December with 439 mm (17.3 in) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation was January with 27.3 mm (1.1 in).
The average temperature for the year 2012 in Coronel Oviedo was 22.6 °C (72.7 °F). The warmest month, on average, was December with an average temperature of 27.6 °C (81.7 °F). The coolest month on average is July, with an average temperature of 15.1 °C (59.2 °F).
The department is divided in 22 districts:
|4||Doctor Cecilio Báez||147.97||7,671||51.8|
|5||Doctor Juan Eulogio Estigarribia||639.00||35,276||55.2|
|6||Doctor Juan Manuel Frutos||555.22||23,827||42.9|
|7||José Domingo Ocampos||151.40||10,981||72.5|
|9||Mariscal Francisco Solano López||871.28||6,872||7.9|
|12||Raúl Arsenio Oviedo||639.96||16,674||26.1|
|14||R. I. Tres Corrales||285.88||9,243||32.3|
|16||San José de los Arroyos||497.91||19,125||38.4|
|17||Santa Rosa del Mbutuy||326.05||12,822||39.3|
|20||Tres de Febrero||236.78||9,942||42.0|
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