Concepción, Paraguay

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Concepción
District
Flag of Concepción
Flag
Coat of arms of Concepción
Coat of arms
Concepción is located in Paraguay
Concepción
Concepción
Coordinates: 23°24′0″S 57°25′48″W / 23.40000°S 57.43000°W / -23.40000; -57.43000Coordinates: 23°24′0″S 57°25′48″W / 23.40000°S 57.43000°W / -23.40000; -57.43000
Country Paraguay
Department Concepción
Concepción 1773 for Agustín Fernando de Pinedo
Government
 • Intendente municipal Luis Herminio Acosta Paniagua (PLRA)
Area
 • Total 8,490 km2 (3,280 sq mi)
Elevation 44 m (144 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 76,378
 • Density 9.0/km2 (23/sq mi)
Time zone AST (UTC-04)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-03)
Area code(s) 8700

Concepción (Spanish pronunciation: [konsepˈsjon]) is a city in northern Paraguay and capital of the Concepción Department. It lies next to the Paraguay River.

Founded by a Spanish Governor, named Agustín Fernado de Pinedo, the town prospered in the early years of the 20th century, as a centre for the north of the country, exploiting the new wealth of the Gran Chaco, and a river port. The town was also a centre for the Paraguayan Civil War of 1947. The city is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Concepción en Paraguay.

Transportation[edit]

Route 5 "Gral. Bernardino Caballero" connects the city with Pedro Juan Caballero and Asunción.

Climate[edit]

Main Catholic chapel in Concepción

Concepción has a humid subtropical climate with abundant annual precipitation, although possessing a highly prominent summer peak. Summers are very hot, rainy and often oppressively humid. Severe thunderstorms are very common in the summer, and have the capability to dump copious amounts of rainfall in a short period of time, along with destructively high winds and occasional hail. Winter is much drier and considerably cooler, with near drought-like conditions often prevailing.

Climate data for Concepción, Paraguay (1961–1990)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 39.7
(103.5)
39.6
(103.3)
39.1
(102.4)
37.0
(98.6)
35.0
(95)
33.7
(92.7)
36.2
(97.2)
37.3
(99.1)
39.2
(102.6)
41.5
(106.7)
42.6
(108.7)
41.4
(106.5)
42.6
(108.7)
Average high °C (°F) 33.4
(92.1)
33.2
(91.8)
32.2
(90)
29.3
(84.7)
26.6
(79.9)
24.3
(75.7)
25.1
(77.2)
26.5
(79.7)
27.8
(82)
30.7
(87.3)
32.0
(89.6)
32.6
(90.7)
29.5
(85.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) 27.6
(81.7)
27.3
(81.1)
26.2
(79.2)
23.5
(74.3)
20.3
(68.5)
18.5
(65.3)
18.7
(65.7)
20.0
(68)
21.8
(71.2)
24.5
(76.1)
26.0
(78.8)
27.2
(81)
23.5
(74.3)
Average low °C (°F) 22.7
(72.9)
22.5
(72.5)
21.3
(70.3)
18.5
(65.3)
15.9
(60.6)
13.8
(56.8)
13.3
(55.9)
14.3
(57.7)
16.1
(61)
18.6
(65.5)
20.2
(68.4)
21.7
(71.1)
18.2
(64.8)
Record low °C (°F) 13.0
(55.4)
12.5
(54.5)
8.0
(46.4)
5.3
(41.5)
2.5
(36.5)
0.0
(32)
−1.0
(30.2)
−3.0
(26.6)
3.0
(37.4)
5.7
(42.3)
10.0
(50)
12.0
(53.6)
−3.0
(26.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 152.8
(6.016)
122.8
(4.835)
140.1
(5.516)
122.9
(4.839)
124.8
(4.913)
62.3
(2.453)
42.6
(1.677)
55.8
(2.197)
67.7
(2.665)
124.7
(4.909)
161.8
(6.37)
163.5
(6.437)
1,341.8
(52.827)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 10 9 8 7 7 7 5 6 7 8 8 10 92
Average relative humidity (%) 69 73 74 76 77 77 72 70 68 67 67 70 72
Mean monthly sunshine hours 224 213 217 184 182 152 183 156 173 208 222 222 2,336
Source #1: NOAA[1]
Source #2: Deutscher Wetterdienst (sun)[2][a]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Station ID for Concepción is 86134 Use this station ID to locate the sunshine duration

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Concepción Climate Normals 1961–1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved March 9, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Station 86134: Concepción". Global station data 1961–1990—Sunshine Duration. Deutscher Wetterdienst. Retrieved 1 May 2015. 

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