Coronel Oviedo

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Coronel Oviedo
Flag of Coronel Oviedo
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Coat of arms of Coronel Oviedo
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Coronel Oviedo is located in Paraguay
Coronel Oviedo
Coronel Oviedo
Coordinates: 25°25′S 56°27′W / 25.417°S 56.450°W / -25.417; -56.450
Country Paraguay
Department Caaguazú Department
Population (2006)
 • Total 52,400
The Church of Coronel Oviedo
The toll of Coronel Oviedo, a few meters away from the entrance to Nueva Londres

Coronel Oviedo is a city in Paraguay. It is the capital of the Caaguazú Department, about 150 kilometers east of Asunción.

The city has a population of about 52,400 (2006 Estimate) and is the hometown of former president Nicanor Duarte Frutos. Coronel Oviedo is an important transit point, as it lies halfway between Asunción and Ciudad del Este. In addition, it sits at the intersection of highways Ruta 2, Ruta 7 and Ruta 8.

The moniker for the city is the "Capital of Work" or capital de trabajo in Spanish.

The original name of the city at the time of its founding was "Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Ajos" or "Our Lady of the Rosary of Garlic", as the cultivation of garlic was a prominent local cash crop and formed a significant base for trade in the city. The city is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Coronel Oviedo.

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Coordinates: 25°25′S 56°27′W / 25.417°S 56.450°W / -25.417; -56.450