Caazapá Department facts for kids
Departamento de Caazapá
Location of Caazapá, in red, in Paraguay
|• Total||9,496 km2 (3,666 sq mi)|
|• Density||15.9451/km2 (41.2977/sq mi)|
|Time zone||AST (UTC-04)|
|• Summer (DST)||ADT (UTC-03)|
|ISO 3166 code||PY-06|
Its name comes from Guarani ka´aguy jehasapá, that means "beyond the forest".
People from the department are calle Caazapeño (women: Caazapeña).
The Caazapá department is in the southeast of the Oriental region. It has an area of 9,496 km2 (3,666 sq mi). As of 2012[update], the department has a population of 151,415 (2.3% of the population of the country) for a population density of 15.9.
The Caaguazú mountain range crosses the department from east to west and divides the department in two regions: the northwestern region, with flat lands, and southeastern region, with small hills with forests.
The protected areas in the department are the National park Caaguazú, the Golondrina Private Reserve and the Protected Wildlife Area Susu Island.
- To the north: Guairá and Caaguazú departments.
- To the east: Alto Paraná department.
- To the south: Itapúa department.
- To the west: Paraguarí and Misiones departments.
As of 2012[update], the total amount of precipitation in the city of Caazapá was 1,408.6 mm (55.5 in). The month with the most precipitation was October with 144.3 mm (5.7 in) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation was August with 37.8 mm (1.5 in).
The average temperature for the year 2012 in Caazapá was 22.6 °C (72.7 °F). The warmest month, on average, was January with an average temperature of 26.6 °C (79.9 °F). The coolest month on average is June, with an average temperature of 16.5 °C (61.7 °F).
The department is divided in 11 districts:
|4||Doctor Moisés S. Bertoni||676.15||5,619||8.3|
|6||General Higinio Morínigo||219.05||6,249||28.5|
|8||San Juan Nepomuceno||945.00||35,725||37.8|
|11||3 de Mayo||732.71||17,518||23.9|
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