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Location of  Concepción, in red, in Paraguay
Location of Concepción, in red, in Paraguay
Country  Paraguay
Region Oriental
Capital Concepción
Districts 11
 • Total 18,051 km2 (6,970 sq mi)
 • Total 189,660
 • Density 10.5069/km2 (27.2127/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Concepcionero (a)
Time zone UTC-04 (AST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-03 (ADT)
ISO 3166 code PY-1
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The Concepción department (Spanish: Departamento de Concepcion) is a department of Paraguay. The capital is the city of Concepción.

Its ISO 3166-2 code is PY-1.


The Concepción department is in the central part of the country, in the northwest of the Oriental region. It has an area of 18,051 km2 (6,970 sq mi), with a population of 189,929 for a Population density of 10.5.



The main river in the department is the Paraguay river. Other rivers are the Apa and the Ypané.


As of 2012, the total amount of precipitation for the year 2012 in the city of Concepción was 1,496.0 mm (58.9 in). The month with the most precipitation was March with 282.3 mm (11.1 in) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation was August with 4.4 mm (0.2 in).

The average temperature for the year 2012 in Concepción was 29.0 °C (84.2 °F). The warmest month, on average, was January with an average temperature of 35.2 °C (95.4 °F). The coolest month on average is July, with an average temperature of 12.7 °C (54.9 °F).


The department is divided in 11 districts:

Districts of the Concepción department
No. Districts Area
1 Azotey &&&&&&&&&&&&0720.370000720.37 &&&&&&&&&&&08291.&&&&&08,291 11.5
2 Belén &&&&&&&&&&&&0223.710000223.71 &&&&&&&&&&012223.&&&&&012,223 54.6
3 Concepción &&&&&&&&&&&&0944.110000944.11 &&&&&&&&&&080622.&&&&&080,622 85.4
4 Horqueta &&&&&&&&&&&02082.7500002,082.75 &&&&&&&&&&059374.&&&&&059,374 28.5
5 Loreto &&&&&&&&&&&&0858.710000858.71 &&&&&&&&&&018419.&&&&&018,419 21.4
6 Paso Barreto &&&&&&&&&&&02158.2500002,158.25 &&&&&&&&&&&04123.&&&&&04,123 1.9
7 San Alfredo &&&&&&&&&&&03990.1300003,990.13 &&&&&&&&&&&05155.&&&&&05,155 1.3
8 San Carlos del Apa &&&&&&&&&&&01890.2300001,890.23 &&&&&&&&&&&&0740.&&&&&0740 2.6
9 San Lázaro &&&&&&&&&&&01196.5500001,196.55 &&&&&&&&&&011387.&&&&&011,387 9.5
10 Sargento José Félix López &&&&&&&&&&&02239.7300002,239.73 &&&&&&&&&&&06845.&&&&&06,845 3.1
11 Yby Ya'ú &&&&&&&&&&&02178.9200002,178.92 &&&&&&&&&&029780.&&&&&029,780 13.7

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