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Paraguarí
Departamento de Paraguarí
Department
Hills around Paraguarí
Hills around Paraguarí
Flag of Paraguarí department
Flag
Coat of arms of Paraguarí department
Coat of arms
Paraguarí in Paraguay
Location of Paraguarí, in red, in Paraguay
Country  Paraguay
Region Oriental
Area
 • Total 8,705 km2 (3,361 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 239,633
 • Density 27.5282/km2 (71.298/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Paraguariense
Time zone AST (UTC-04)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-03)
ISO 3166 code PY-09

The Paraguarí department (Spanish: Departamento de Paraguarí) is a department of Paraguay. The capital is the city of Paraguarí.

History

The territory of this department is in a valley formerly called "Yarigua'a" that was part of the mission of Jesuit priests during the colonization.

At the end of the 16th century, the Franciscan missionaries founded the city of Yaguarón with Guarani people. More towns were founded on which today form part of this department:

  • Carapeguá (1725)
  • Quiindy (1733)
  • Ybycuí (1766)
  • Pirayú (1769)
  • Paraguarí (1775), the present capital of the department
  • Quyquyhó (1776)
  • Ybytimí and Acahay (1783)
  • Caapucú (1787)

The department was created in 1935. In 1945, the old department of Quyyndy was made part of Paraguarí.

Geography

The Paraguarí department is in the southwest of the Oriental region. It is one of the smallest of the departments of Paraguay, with an area of 8,705 km2 (3,361 sq mi). It has a population of 239,633 for a population density of 27.5.

Limits

Districts

The department is divided in 17 districts:

Districts of the Paraguarí department
No. Districts Area
(km²)
Population
(2002)
Density
1 Acahay &&&&&&&&&&&&0322.&&&&&0322 &&&&&&&&&&014863.&&&&&014,863 46.2
2 Caapucú &&&&&&&&&&&02455.&&&&&02,455 &&&&&&&&&&&07249.&&&&&07,249 3.0
3 Carapeguá &&&&&&&&&&&&0462.&&&&&0462 &&&&&&&&&&030758.&&&&&030,758 66.6
4 Escobar &&&&&&&&&&&&0278.&&&&&0278 &&&&&&&&&&&07935.&&&&&07,935 28.5
5 General Bernardino Caballero &&&&&&&&&&&&0245.&&&&&0245 &&&&&&&&&&&06449.&&&&&06,449 26.3
6 La Colmena &&&&&&&&&&&&&099.&&&&&099 &&&&&&&&&&&05234.&&&&&05,234 52.9
7 Mbuyapey &&&&&&&&&&&&0898.&&&&&0898 &&&&&&&&&&013035.&&&&&013,035 14.5
8 Paraguarí  &&&&&&&&&&&&0462.&&&&&0462 &&&&&&&&&&022154.&&&&&022,154 48.0
9 Pirayú &&&&&&&&&&&&0174.&&&&&0174 &&&&&&&&&&015003.&&&&&015,003 86.2
10 Quiindy &&&&&&&&&&&&0669.&&&&&0669 &&&&&&&&&&018431.&&&&&018,431 27.6
11 Quyquyhó &&&&&&&&&&&&0582.&&&&&0582 &&&&&&&&&&&06865.&&&&&06,865 11.8
12 San Roque González de Santa Cruz &&&&&&&&&&&&0239.&&&&&0239 &&&&&&&&&&010641.&&&&&010,641 44.5
13 Sapucai &&&&&&&&&&&&0209.&&&&&0209 &&&&&&&&&&&06010.&&&&&06,010 28.8
14 Tebicuary-mí &&&&&&&&&&&&0136.&&&&&0136 &&&&&&&&&&&03804.&&&&&03,804 28.0
15 Yaguarón &&&&&&&&&&&&0232.&&&&&0232 &&&&&&&&&&025984.&&&&&025,984 112.0
16 Ybycuí &&&&&&&&&&&&0827.&&&&&0827 &&&&&&&&&&020887.&&&&&020,887 25.3
17 Ybytymí &&&&&&&&&&&&0389.&&&&&0389 &&&&&&&&&&&06630.&&&&&06,630 17.0

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