Alto Paraná Department

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Alto Paraná Department
Bolivien Argentinien Uruguay Brasilien Alto Paraguay Boquerón Presidente Hayes Concepción Amambay San Pedro Canindeyú Cordillera Asunción Central Ñeembucú Misiones Caaguazú Guairá Alto Paraná Paraguarí Caazapá Itapúalocation
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Basic data
Country Paraguay
Capital Ciudad del Este
surface 14,895 km²
Residents 796,700 (2017)
density 53 inhabitants per km²
ISO 3166-2 PY-10
The largest city in the department - Ciudad del Este
The largest city in the department - Ciudad del Este

Coordinates: 25 ° 31 ′  S , 54 ° 37 ′  W

Alto Paraná ( Guaraní : Alto Parana ) is a department in Paraguay , it is one of a total of 17 administrative districts . It was created in 1945 from parts of the neighboring departments of Itapúa and San Pedro . It borders Brazil and Argentina to the east . The Friendship Bridge over the Río Paraná near Ciudad del Este connects the department with Brazil. In Alto Paraná there are two hydropower plants, Itaipú and Acaray . It is the largest soy producer in the country. In addition, large quantities of wheat and maize are grown.


Individual evidence

  1. Alto Paraná , accessed November 7, 2018.