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 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
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
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)
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 10 9 8 7 7 7 5 6 7 8 8 10 92
 % humidity 69 73 74 76 77 77 72 70 68 67 67 70 72
Source #1: The Weather Network (humidity only) [1]
Source #2: HKO (all data except humidity) [2]

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