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Guairá
Departamento de Guairá
Department
Villarrica's church
Villarrica's church
Flag of Guairá department
Flag
Coat of arms of Guairá department
Coat of arms
Guairá in Paraguay
Location of Guairá, in red, in Paraguay
Country  Paraguay
Region Oriental
Area
 • Total 3,846 km2 (1,485 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 198,532
 • Density 51.620/km2 (133.696/sq mi)
  Estimated population
Demonym(s) Guaireño
Time zone AST (UTC-04)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-03)
ISO 3166 code PY-04

The Guairá department (Spanish: Departamento de Guairá) is a department of Paraguay. The capital is the city of Villarrica. Its ISO 3166-2 code is PY-04.

History

Geography

The Guairá department is in the central part of the Oriental region. It has an area of 3,846 km2 (1,485 sq mi), one of the smallest of the Oriental region and of the country, with an estimated population (2013) of 198,532 for a population density of 51.6.

Limits

The highest points of Paraguay are in the Guairá department; these are:

  • Tres Kandu, 842 m (2,762 ft) high.
  • Capii, 816 m (2,677 ft) high.
  • Peró, 815 m (2,674 ft) high.
  • Amor, 765 m (2,510 ft) high.

Rivers

The main river in the department is the Tebicuary, a tributary of the Paraguay river. The Tebicuari-mi is an important tributary of the Tebicuari.

Climate

As of 2014, the total amount of precipitation in the city of Villarrica was 2,281.8 mm (89.8 in). The month with the most precipitation was April with 453.6 mm (17.9 in) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation was August with 18.4 mm (0.7 in).

The average temperature for the year 2014 in Villarrica was 23 °C (73 °F). The warmest month, on average, was February with an average temperature of 27.8 °C (82.0 °F). The coolest month on average is July, with an average temperature of 17.5 °C (63.5 °F).

Districts

The department is divided in 18 districts:

Districts of the Guairá department
No. Districts Area<
(km²)
Population
(2015)
Density
1 Villarrica &&&&&&&&&&&&0331.560000331.56 &&&&&&&&&&069632.&&&&&069,632 210.0
2 Borja &&&&&&&&&&&&0349.210000349.21 &&&&&&&&&&010155.&&&&&010,155 29.1
3 Capitán Mauricio José Troche &&&&&&&&&&&&0170.620000170.62 &&&&&&&&&&010766.&&&&&010,766 63.1
4 Coronel Martínez &&&&&&&&&&&&0112.740000112.74 &&&&&&&&&&&06279.&&&&&06,279 55.7
5 Doctor Bottrell &&&&&&&&&&&&&077.71000077.71 &&&&&&&&&&&01674.&&&&&01,674 21.5
6 Félix Pérez Cardozo &&&&&&&&&&&&0125.860000125.86 &&&&&&&&&&&05999.&&&&&05,999 47.7
7 General Eugenio A. Garay &&&&&&&&&&&&0190.950000190.95 &&&&&&&&&&&08228.&&&&&08,228 43.1
8 Colonia Independencia &&&&&&&&&&&&0528.440000528.44 &&&&&&&&&&026525.&&&&&026,525 50.2
9 Itapé &&&&&&&&&&&&0157.510000157.51 &&&&&&&&&&&07745.&&&&&07,745 49.2
10 Iturbe &&&&&&&&&&&&0328.960000328.96 &&&&&&&&&&&09335.&&&&&09,335 28.4
11 José Fassardi &&&&&&&&&&&&0193.510000193.51 &&&&&&&&&&&06857.&&&&&06,857 35.4
12 Mbocayaty &&&&&&&&&&&&0247.890000247.89 &&&&&&&&&&&08373.&&&&&08,373 33.8
13 Natalicio Talavera &&&&&&&&&&&&&076.69000076.69 &&&&&&&&&&&04708.&&&&&04,708 61.4
14 Ñumí &&&&&&&&&&&&&096.&1000096.01 &&&&&&&&&&&03507.&&&&&03,507 36.5
15 Paso Yobái &&&&&&&&&&&&0629.&60000629.06 &&&&&&&&&&025798.&&&&&025,798 41.0
16 San Salvador &&&&&&&&&&&&0109.950000109.95 &&&&&&&&&&&03068.&&&&&03,068 27.9
17 Tebicuary &&&&&&&&&&&&&075.22000075.22 &&&&&&&&&&&03013.&&&&&03,013 40.1
18 Yataity &&&&&&&&&&&&&084.93000084.93 &&&&&&&&&&&04673.&&&&&04,673 55.0

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