Caazapá Department

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Caazapá 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 Caazapá
surface 9496 km²
Residents 187,000 ( 2018 estimate )
density 20 inhabitants per km²
ISO 3166-2 PY-6
Caazapá Department
Caazapá Department

Coordinates: 26 ° 12 ′  S , 56 ° 22 ′  W

Caazapá ( Guaraní : Ka'asapa ) is a department in Paraguay with about 187,000 inhabitants. It is one of a total of 17 administrative districts . It borders in the north on Caaguazú and Guairá , in the south on Itapúa , in the east on Alto Paraná and in the west on the Departamento Misiones and Paraguarí .


Caazapá is one of the areas with the earliest consolidated population in Paraguay. The Franciscans (OFM) contributed to this through the founding of the missions in Caazapá in 1607 and Yutí in 1610. At the beginning of the 20th century, the construction of the railway line to the port of Encarnación led to other local foundations along the route, such as Yhacanguazú, Iturbe, Maciel , Estación Sosa (now Moisés Bertoni) and Yegros. In 1906 the Caazapá department was created.


It is mainly used for agriculture and animal husbandry. The main products are: wheat, soy, rice, corn, sugar cane and tobacco. In animal husbandry, cattle come first, followed by the sharp rise in the number of pigs. Caazapá is the poorest department of Paraguay, 47.9% of the population live below the poverty line (as of 2016).


Individual evidence

  1. Caazapá (PDF) , accessed November 6, 2018.
  2. Caazapá, San Pedro y Caaguazú son los departamentos más pobres del país , May 10, 2016, accessed on November 6, 2018.