Amambay Department

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Amambay 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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coat of arms
coat of arms
Basic data
Country Paraguay
Capital Pedro Juan Caballero
surface 12,933 km²
Residents 164,500 (2017 estimate)
density 13 inhabitants per km²
ISO 3166-2 PY-13
View from Akua Hill
View from Akua Hill

Coordinates: 22 ° 33 ′  S , 55 ° 44 ′  W

Amambay ( Guaraní : Amambai ) is one of a total of 17 departments in Paraguay . It is bordered by Brazil to the north and east , the Department of Concepción and Department of San Pedro to the west, and the Department of Canindeyú to the south . The capital is Pedro Juan Caballero . Amambay is sometimes referred to as the country's terrace because of the many hills that offer good views of nature . On some hills like Akua and Lorito Picada , indigenous petroglyphs have been discovered dating from 5000 BC. To date. In 1976 the 12,000 hectare Cerro Corá National Park was founded, on the hill of which the Triple Alliance War came to an end.

Amambay is divided into five districts.


Individual evidence

  1. Amambay, la terraza turística del país , December 29, 2013, accessed on November 8, 2018.
  2. Parque Nacional Cerro Corá , accessed November 8, 2018.
  3. XIII departamento: Amambay , September 27, 2016, accessed November 8, 2018.