Lambaré

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Lambaré
Lambaré is located in Paraguay
Lambaré
Lambaré
Coordinates: 25°19′48″S 57°38′24″W / 25.33000°S 57.64000°W / -25.33000; -57.64000Coordinates: 25°19′48″S 57°38′24″W / 25.33000°S 57.64000°W / -25.33000; -57.64000
Country Flag of Paraguay.svg Paraguay
Department Bandera del Departamento de Central.JPG Central
Government
 • Mayor Roberto Cárdenas (ANR)
Area
 • Total 27 km2 (10 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 140,498
 • Density 5,204/km2 (13,480/sq mi)
Area code(s) 021

Lambaré is a city in Central Department, Paraguay, part of the Gran Asunción metropolitan area. With a population of approx. 140.000 inhabitants, it is the sixth most populous city in the country.

History[edit]

Lambaré was founded by Carlos Murphy in 1766. After the independence of Paraguay, its creation was formalized by Law No. 791, of June 5, 1962. The decree of the formation of the new municipality was signed by the government of Alfredo Stroessner. The first president of the Municipal Council was Mariano Escauriza.

Toponymy[edit]

The name of the town derive from the Guarani language Ambaré, "the land of shadows". The people were known as avambaré, citizens of El Ambaré.

Population[edit]

It is part of the ten districts that make up the conurbation of Greater Asunción. The growth of the capital, favored the development of the population of this city, today Lambaré is the sixth most populous city in Paraguay. According to the 2002 census conducted by the General Directorate of Statistics, Surveys and Censuses Lambaré city has approx. 140,000 inhabitants.

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