Luque

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Luque
Silvio Pettirossi International Airport at Luque
Silvio Pettirossi International Airport at Luque
Flag of Luque
Flag
Official seal of Luque
Seal
Luque is located in Paraguay
Luque
Luque
Coordinates: 25°16′12″S 57°29′14″W / 25.27000°S 57.48722°W / -25.27000; -57.48722Coordinates: 25°16′12″S 57°29′14″W / 25.27000°S 57.48722°W / -25.27000; -57.48722
Area
 • Total 188.43 km2 (72.75 sq mi)
Elevation 120 m (390 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 176,433
CONMEBOL Headquarters

Luque is a city in Central Department, Paraguay, part of the Gran Asunción metropolitan area. Both 1635 and 1750 have been recorded as dates of its founding.[1] It was temporarily the capital of Paraguay in 1868 during the Paraguayan War before relocation to San Estanislao. It is located at around 25°16′12″S 57°29′14″W / 25.27000°S 57.48722°W / -25.27000; -57.48722. It is one of the most important cities in the metropolitan area, it is the location of the Silvio Pettirossi International Airport, most important airport in the country, and the headquarters of CONMEBOL.[2][3][4] When it existed, ARPA – Aerolíneas Paraguayas had its headquarters in the ARPA Terminal on the grounds of the airport.[5]

It is the birthplace of José Luis Chilavert, a Paraguayan football player.[6][7]

It is a center of production of Guitars and Paraguayan harps as well as Filigranas, gold and silver filigree jewelry including the seven-band ring Carretón de Siete Ramales.

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The city of Luque extends from Ypacaraí Lake to the western bank of the Paraguay River.

Luque is located to the East of Asunción and borders the following cities:

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Luque is the fourth-most populated city of Paraguay, after the capital city, Ciudad del Este and San Lorenzo. It is the second-most populated city of the Central Department of Paraguay.

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