Ñemby

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Ñemby
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Official seal of Ñemby
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Ñemby is located in Paraguay
Ñemby
Ñemby
Coordinates: 25°23′37″S 57°32′39″W / 25.3935°S 57.5443°W / -25.3935; -57.5443Coordinates: 25°23′37″S 57°32′39″W / 25.3935°S 57.5443°W / -25.3935; -57.5443
Country Paraguay
Department Central
Population (2002)
 • Total 71,909

Ñemby is a city in the Central Department of Paraguay. It is part of the Gran Asunción metropolitan area.

History[edit]

Among the historical sites of this city stands the Church of San Lorenzo which was founded by Spanish settlers in 1718 when Ñemby was a population of only 2,187 inhabitants.

Other historical sites include the Colegio Nacional Pablo Patricio Bogarin and Escuela Carlos Antonio López both located in the center of the city.

Its first mayor (intendente) was Pedro Regalado Bogarín. The first democratically elected mayor was Enrique Hugo Garcia Delvalle, in December 17, 1991.

Demography[edit]

This city has 71,909 inhabitants and a density of 2,165 pop/km according to the 2002 census. This district is predominantly urban. Most people who live there work in Asunción.

Transport[edit]

The city has an extensive bus network that connects with all its neighboring cities and with Asunción, the capital city. The city also has internal buses for neighborhood communication. In addition the city is divided in two by the Avenida Acceso Sur which links Asunción with Itá.

Government[edit]

The city has a mayor, called Intendente by locals, and a city council (Junta Municipal) of 15 members elected every 5 years by its citizens. They also sent two Departmental Councillors (Concejales Departamentales) to the Department Government representing the municipality. The current mayor is Héctor Lesme of the Authentic Radical Liberal Party (PLRA).

Sport[edit]

The locality of Ñemby has two football clubs. Club Cristóbal Colón and Club Teniente Fariña.

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