Capital District and Departments of Paraguay
Distrito Capital y Departamentos de Paraguay (Spanish)
CategoryUnitary State
LocationParaguay
Number17 Departments
1 Capital District
PopulationsDepartments only: 17,608(Alto Paraguay) – 1,866,562(Central)
AreasDepartments only: 2,470 km2 (952 sq mi) (Central) – 91,670 km2 (35,394 sq mi) (Boquerón)
Government
Subdivisions

Paraguay consists of 17 departments (Spanish: departamentos; singular – departamento) and one capital district (distrito capital). The country is divided into two non-official regions: The "Occidental Region" or Chaco (Boquerón, Alto Paraguay and Presidente Hayes), and the "Oriental Region" or Parana (other departments and the capital district).

ISO 3166-2:PY Department Capital Population (2022 census) Area (km2) Districts Population density (pop./km2)
ASU Asunción2 Distrito Capital Asunción 477,346 117 6 4377
1 Departamento de Concepción Concepción Concepción 204,536 18,051 11 9.941
2 Departamento de San Pedro San Pedro San Pedro 341,895 20,002 20 15.93
3 Departamento de Cordillera Cordillera Caacupé 271,475 4,948 20 47.26
4 Departamento de Guairá Guairá Villarrica 180,121 3,846 18 46.45
5 Departamento de Caaguazú Caaguazú Coronel Oviedo 430,142 11,474 23 37.94
6 Departamento de Caazapá Caazapá Caazapá 140,060 9,496 11 14.69
7 Departamento de Itapúa Itapúa Encarnación 436,966 16,525 30 27.45
8 Departamento de Misiones Misiones San Juan Bautista 114,542 9,556 10 10.65
9 Departamento de Paraguarí Paraguarí Paraguarí 199,430 8,705 17 25.49
10 Departamento de Alto Paraná Alto Paraná Ciudad del Este 784,839 14,895 22 37.51
11 Departamento Central Central Areguá 1,866,562 2,465 19 552.9
12 Departamento de Ñeembucú Ñeembucú Pilar 85,749 12,147 16 6.285
13 Departamento de Amambay Amambay Pedro Juan Caballero 173,770 12,933 5 8.886
14 Departamento de Canindeyú Canindeyú Salto del Guairá 189,128 14,667 13 9.555
15 Departamento de Presidente Hayes Presidente Hayes Villa Hayes 126,880 72,907 9 1.131
16 Departamento de Alto Paraguay Alto Paraguay Fuerte Olimpo 17,608 82,349 5 0.1407
17 Departamento de Boquerón Boquerón Filadelfia 68,595 91,669 6 0.4484
- Paraguay Asunción 6,109,644 406,752 261 12.69

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