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Paraguay consists of 17 departments (Spanish: departamentos; singular – departamento) and one capital district (distrito capital). The country is divided into two regions: The "Occidental Region" or Chaco (Boquerón, Alto Paraguay and Presidente Hayes), and the "Oriental Region" (other departments and the capital district).

Capital District and Departments of Paraguay
Distrito Capital y Departamentos de Paraguay (Spanish)
CategoryUnitary State
LocationRepublic of Paraguay
Number17 Departments
1 Capital District
PopulationsDepartments only: 15,008 (Alto Paraguay) – 1,929,834 (Central)
AreasDepartments only: 14,670 km2 (5,663 sq mi) (Canindeyú) – 91,670 km2 (35,394 sq mi) (Boquerón)
GovernmentDepartment government, National government
SubdivisionsDistricts
ISO 3166-2:PY Department Capital Population (2002 census) Area (km²) Districts Population density (People/km2)
ASU Asunción2 Distrito Capital Asunción 512,112 117 6 4377
1 Departamento de Concepción Concepción Concepción 179,450 18,051 11 9.941
2 Departamento de San Pedro San Pedro San Pedro 318,698 20,002 20 15.93
3 Departamento de Cordillera Cordillera Caacupé 233,854 4,948 20 47.26
4 Departamento de Guairá Guairá Villarrica 178,650 3,846 18 46.45
5 Departamento de Caaguazú Caaguazú Coronel Oviedo 435,357 11,474 23 37.94
6 Departamento de Caazapá Caazapá Caazapá 139,517 9,496 11 14.69
7 Departamento de Itapúa Itapúa Encarnación 453,692 16,525 30 27.45
8 Departamento de Misiones Misiones San Juan Bautista 101,783 9,556 10 10.65
9 Departamento de Paraguarí Paraguarí Paraguarí 221,932 8,705 17 25.49
10 Departamento de Alto Paraná Alto Paraná Ciudad del Este 558,672 14,895 22 37.51
11 Departamento Central Central Areguá 1,362,893 2,465 19 552.9
12 Departamento de Ñeembucú Ñeembucú Pilar 76,348 12,147 16 6.285
13 Departamento de Amambay Amambay Pedro Juan Caballero 114,917 12,933 5 8.886
14 Departamento de Canindeyú Canindeyú Salto del Guairá 140,137 14,667 13 9.555
15 Departamento de Presidente Hayes Presidente Hayes Villa Hayes 82,493 72,907 9 1.131
16 Departamento de Alto Paraguay Alto Paraguay Fuerte Olimpo 11,587 82,349 5 0.1407
17 Departamento de Boquerón Boquerón Filadelfia 41,106 91,669 6 0.4484
- Paraguay Asunción 5,163,198 406,752 261 12.69

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External linksEdit

  • "Departments of Paraguay". Statoids.