Guairá Department

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Guairá 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 Villarrica
surface 3846 km²
Residents 220,800 (2017)
density 57 inhabitants per km²
ISO 3166-2 PY-4

Coordinates: 25 ° 47 ′  S , 56 ° 27 ′  W

Guairá ( Guaraní : Guaira ) is a department in Paraguay , it is one of a total of 17 administrative districts .


In Guairá is the highest hill in Paraguay, the Tres Kandu , at 842 m above sea level , in the Yvytyruzú nature reserve .

In Guairá mainly agriculture is practiced. It is the main producer of sugar cane (with about 41% of the national production). There is also cattle breeding and the only wine-growing region in Paraguay is in Guairá.


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