Caazapá Department

department of Paraguay

The Caazapá department (Spanish: Departamento de Caazapá) is a department of Paraguay. The capital is the city of Caazapá. Its ISO 3166-2 code is PY-06.

Departamento de Caazapá
Ruins of church in Humaitá
Flag of Caazapá Department
Coat of arms of Caazapá
Caazapá in Paraguay
Location of Caazapá, in red, in Paraguay
Coordinates: 26°12′S 56°23′W / 26.200°S 56.383°W / -26.200; -56.383Coordinates: 26°12′S 56°23′W / 26.200°S 56.383°W / -26.200; -56.383
Country Paraguay
Boroughs10 (See list)
 • GovernorAvelino Dávalos Estigarribia
 • Total9,496 km2 (3,666 sq mi)
 • Total151,415
 • Density16/km2 (41/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-04 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-03 (ADT)
ISO 3166 codePY-06
WebsiteOfficial website

Its name comes from Guarani ka´aguy jehasapá, that means "beyond the forest".[3]

People from the department are calle Caazapeño (women: Caazapeña).


The Caazapá department is in the southeast of the Oriental region. It has an area of 9,496 km2 (3,666 sq mi). As of 2012, the department has a population of 151,415 (2.3% of the population of the country) for a population density of 15.9.[2]

The Caaguazú mountain range crosses the department from east to west and divides the department in two regions: the northwestern region, with flat lands, and southeastern region, with small hills with forests.

The Tebicuary river flows from east to west in the south of the department; it serves as limit with the Itapúa department. The Tebicuary–mí river serves as limit with the Paraguarí department.[4]

The protected areas in the department are the National park Caaguazú, the Golondrina Private Reserve and the Protected Wildlife Area Susu Island.[4]



As of 2012, the total amount of precipitation in the city of Caazapá was 1,408.6 mm (55.5 in). The month with the most precipitation was October with 144.3 mm (5.7 in) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation was August with 37.8 mm (1.5 in).[5]

The average temperature for the year 2012 in Caazapá was 22.6 °C (72.7 °F). The warmest month, on average, was January with an average temperature of 26.6 °C (79.9 °F). The coolest month on average is June, with an average temperature of 16.5 °C (61.7 °F).[5]


The department is divided in 11 districts:

Districts of the Caazapá department
No. Districts Area[6]
1 Abaí 2,144.30 31,722 14.8
2 Buena Vista 150.61 6,145 40.8
3 Caazapá 830.89 25,977 31.3
4 Doctor Moisés S. Bertoni 676.15 5,619 8.3
5 Fulgencio Yegros 977.59 6,819 7.0
6 General Higinio Morínigo 219.05 6,249 28.5
7 Maciel 427.63 4,743 11.1
8 San Juan Nepomuceno 945.00 35,725 37.8
9 Tavaí 1,233.05 17,558 14.2
10 Yuty 1,120.34 21,501 19.2
11 3 de Mayo 732.71 17,518 23.9


Farming is the main economic activity in the department. The main crops are cotton and soybean. But cattle raising is the most important activity.[4]

Related pagesEdit


  1. "Portal - Gobernación de Caazapá" (in Spanish). Gobernación de Caazapá. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Proyección Densidad Tasa 2012" (PDF) (in Spanish). Dirección General de Estadísticas, Encuestas y Censos. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  3. "El Departamento" (PDF) (in Spanish). Gobernación de Caazapá. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "El Departamento" (in Spanish). Gobernación de Caazapá. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Compendio Estadístico Ambiental del Paraguay 2002-2012" (PDF) (in Spanish). Dirección General de Estadísticas, Encuestas y Censos. December 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  6. "Territorio y Población" (zip) (in Spanish). ADEPO - Asociación Paraguaya de Estudios de Población. 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  7. "Proyección de la población por sexo y edad, según distrito. Revisión 2015 (8.3 MB)" (PDF) (in Spanish). DGEEC. 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2016.

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