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Caaguazú
Departamento de Cordillera
Department
Coronel Oviedo town hall
Coronel Oviedo town hall
Flag of Caaguazú department
Flag
Coat of arms of Caaguazú department
Coat of arms
Caaguazú in Paraguay
Location of Caaguazú, in red, in Paraguay
Country  Paraguay
Region Oriental
Area
 • Total 11,474 km2 (4,430 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 484,177
 • Density 42.1978/km2 (109.292/sq mi)
Time zone AST (UTC-04)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-03)
ISO 3166 code PY-05

Caaguazú (Spanish: Departamento de Caaguazú) is a department in Paraguay. The capital is the city of Coronel Oviedo. Its ISO 3166-2 code is PY-05.

History

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.

Geography

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.

The Caaguazú mountain range crosses the department from the north to the south. The main river in the department, and of Paraguay, is the Paraguay.

Limits

Climate

As of 2012, 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).

Districts

The department is divided in 22 districts:

Districts of the Caaguazú department
No. Districts Area
(km²)
Population
(2015)
Density
1 Caaguazú &&&&&&&&&&&&0982.&80000982.08 &&&&&&&&&0120160.&&&&&0120,160 122.4
2 Carayaó &&&&&&&&&&&&0897.690000897.69 &&&&&&&&&&015655.&&&&&015,655 17.4
3 Coronel Oviedo &&&&&&&&&&&&0869.970000869.97 &&&&&&&&&0113566.&&&&&0113,566 130.5
4 Doctor Cecilio Báez &&&&&&&&&&&&0147.970000147.97 &&&&&&&&&&&07671.&&&&&07,671 51.8
5 Doctor Juan Eulogio Estigarribia &&&&&&&&&&&&0639.&&&&&0639.00 &&&&&&&&&&035276.&&&&&035,276 55.2
6 Doctor Juan Manuel Frutos &&&&&&&&&&&&0555.220000555.22 &&&&&&&&&&023827.&&&&&023,827 42.9
7 José Domingo Ocampos &&&&&&&&&&&&0151.400000151.40 &&&&&&&&&&010981.&&&&&010,981 72.5
8 La Pastora &&&&&&&&&&&&0363.480000363.48 &&&&&&&&&&&05225.&&&&&05,225 14.4
9 Mariscal Francisco Solano López &&&&&&&&&&&&0871.280000871.28 &&&&&&&&&&&06872.&&&&&06,872 7.9
10 Nueva Londres &&&&&&&&&&&&0228.350000228.35 &&&&&&&&&&&04905.&&&&&04,905 21.5
11 Nueva Toledo &&&&&&&&&&&&0594.110000594.11 &&&&&&&&&&&04924.&&&&&04,924 8.3
12 Raúl Arsenio Oviedo &&&&&&&&&&&&0639.960000639.96 &&&&&&&&&&016674.&&&&&016,674 26.1
13 Repatriación &&&&&&&&&&&&0863.560000863.56 &&&&&&&&&&033044.&&&&&033,044 38.3
14 R. I. Tres Corrales &&&&&&&&&&&&0285.880000285.88 &&&&&&&&&&&09243.&&&&&09,243 32.3
15 San Joaquín &&&&&&&&&&&&0401.920000401.92 &&&&&&&&&&017624.&&&&&017,624 43.8
16 San José de los Arroyos &&&&&&&&&&&&0497.910000497.91 &&&&&&&&&&019125.&&&&&019,125 38.4
17 Santa Rosa del Mbutuy &&&&&&&&&&&&0326.&50000326.05 &&&&&&&&&&012822.&&&&&012,822 39.3
18 Simón Bolívar &&&&&&&&&&&&0354.&10000354.01 &&&&&&&&&&&06095.&&&&&06,095 17.2
19 Tembiaporá &&&&&&&&&&&&0450.350000450.35 &&&&&&&&&&014345.&&&&&014,345 31.9
20 Tres de Febrero &&&&&&&&&&&&0236.780000236.78 &&&&&&&&&&&09942.&&&&&09,942 42.0
21 Vaquería &&&&&&&&&&&01168.&300001,168.03 &&&&&&&&&&011718.&&&&&011,718 10.0
22 Yhú &&&&&&&&&&&01398.3500001,398.35 &&&&&&&&&&034831.&&&&&034,831 24.9

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