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Caazapá
Departamento de Caazapá
Department
Ruins of church in Humaitá
Ruins of church in Humaitá
Flag of Caazapá Department
Flag
Coat of arms of Caazapá
Coat of arms
Caazapá in Paraguay
Location of Caazapá, in red, in Paraguay
Country  Paraguay
Region Oriental
Area
 • Total 9,496 km2 (3,666 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 151,415
 • Density 15.9451/km2 (41.2977/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Caazapeño
Time zone AST (UTC-04)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-03)
ISO 3166 code PY-06
Website Official website

The Caazapá department (Spanish: Departamento de Caazapá) is a department of Paraguay. The capital is the city of Caazapá. Its ISO 3166-2 code is PY-06.

Its name comes from Guarani ka´aguy jehasapá, that means "beyond the forest".

People from the department are calle Caazapeño (women: Caazapeña).

Geography

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, 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 Tebicuary river flows from east to west in the south of the department; it serves as limit with the Itapúa department. The Tebicuary–mí river serves as limit with the Paraguarí department.

The protected areas in the department are the National park Caaguazú, the Golondrina Private Reserve and the Protected Wildlife Area Susu Island.

Limits

Climate

As of 2012, 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).

Districts

The department is divided in 11 districts:

Districts of the Caazapá department
No. Districts Area
(km²)
Population
(2015)
Density
1 Abaí &&&&&&&&&&&02144.3000002,144.30 &&&&&&&&&&031722.&&&&&031,722 14.8
2 Buena Vista &&&&&&&&&&&&0150.610000150.61 &&&&&&&&&&&06145.&&&&&06,145 40.8
3 Caazapá &&&&&&&&&&&&0830.890000830.89 &&&&&&&&&&025977.&&&&&025,977 31.3
4 Doctor Moisés S. Bertoni &&&&&&&&&&&&0676.150000676.15 &&&&&&&&&&&05619.&&&&&05,619 8.3
5 Fulgencio Yegros &&&&&&&&&&&&0977.590000977.59 &&&&&&&&&&&06819.&&&&&06,819 7.0
6 General Higinio Morínigo &&&&&&&&&&&&0219.&50000219.05 &&&&&&&&&&&06249.&&&&&06,249 28.5
7 Maciel &&&&&&&&&&&&0427.630000427.63 &&&&&&&&&&&04743.&&&&&04,743 11.1
8 San Juan Nepomuceno &&&&&&&&&&&&0945.&&&&&0945.00 &&&&&&&&&&035725.&&&&&035,725 37.8
9 Tavaí &&&&&&&&&&&01233.&500001,233.05 &&&&&&&&&&017558.&&&&&017,558 14.2
10 Yuty &&&&&&&&&&&01120.3400001,120.34 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ","..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ",".21,501 19.2
11 3 de Mayo &&&&&&&&&&&&0732.710000732.71 &&&&&&&&&&017518.&&&&&017,518 23.9

Economy

Farming is the main economic activity in the department. The main crops are cotton and soybean. But cattle raising is the most important activity.

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