Paraguay (officially the Republic of Paraguay) is a multicultural and peculiar country. And although it may not have as many points of interest as its neighboring countries (Argentina, Bolivia and Brazil), it has great potential to position itself as a destination for meeting tourism.
With a subtropical climate, its inhabitants and visitors can enjoy outdoor activities and, best of all, in a pollution-free environment. Today at Vuela Viajes we want to tell you about its most important cities, based on the number of inhabitants. Of course, you should know that in Paraguay the term city is directly associated with municipalities, also called districts. Can you come with us?
We are going to start talking about Asunción, the capital and the most populated city in Paraguay. It is an autonomous municipality administered as the Capital District. Headquarters of the three powers of the Nation and the main river port , it is also the cultural center of the country. On the other hand, we want to comment that it is considered one of the cheapest capitals in the world, in addition to being one of the safest in the region and one of the best for investments in construction and services.
At the eastern end of Paraguay, in the Eastern Region, we find Ciudad del Este, capital of the Alto Paraná department. It is located on the triple border with Brazil and Argentina. It is connected to the Brazilian city of Foz do Iguaçu by the Friendship Bridge. You should know that Ciudad del Este is known for being one of the largest free trade zones in the world and, in fact, it is the main shopping destination in the country.
Located in the Central Department, Luque is home to the Silvio Pettirossi International Airport and the Ñu Guazu Park, as well as being the headquarters of the Paraguayan Olympic Committee and CONMEBOL , the governing body of soccer in South America. In fact, here is the fourth largest stadium in the country, the Feliciano Cáceres Stadium. In addition, we want to comment that Luque is considered a city of music and art.
The fourth most populous city in Paraguay is San Lorenzo, which is located in the heart of the Central Department. It is known as Ciudad Universitaria, since it houses the headquarters and campus of the National University of Asunción. Thanks to its strategic location, it is a city suitable for commercial activities.
Also in the Central Department we find Capiatá, the only one in the department that borders seven cities (Areguá, Itauguá, JA Saldívar, Luque, Ñemby, Ypané and San Lorenzo). The city has an intense commercial activity and, in fact, small and medium businesses and industries are proliferating.
Lambaré, considered the sixth most populous city in Paraguay, is also located in the Central Department. It is one of the ten districts that are part of the conurbation of the Paraguayan capital, Asunción. One of its main attractions is the hill that gives its name to the city and which is crowned by the monument to the Victorious Peace.
Fernando de la Mora
The seventh most populous city in Paraguay is also part of the Central Department. It is about Fernando de la Mora, who owes his honor to the hero of the Nation. It houses a sports center , a soccer field for national and international matches and some 50 educational institutions.
Finally, we want to talk about Limpio, which is also in the Central Department. Considered one of the first centers of the Spanish-Guaraní miscegenation, the city is limited by three rivers. Among the most surprising places in Limpio is El Peñón , located on the Paraguay River.