Mariano Roque Alonso

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Mariano Roque Alonso
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Mariano Roque Alonso is located in Paraguay
Mariano Roque Alonso
Mariano Roque Alonso
Coordinates: 25°12′44″S 57°31′59″W / 25.21222°S 57.53306°W / -25.21222; -57.53306Coordinates: 25°12′44″S 57°31′59″W / 25.21222°S 57.53306°W / -25.21222; -57.53306
Country Paraguay
Department Central Department
Area
 • Total 122 km2 (47 sq mi)
Elevation 64 m (210 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 84,949
 • Density 696/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Area code(s) 021

Mariano Roque Alonso is a district and city located in the Central Department, in Paraguay in the Gran Asunción metropolitan area. The city has a population of 85,000 people.

The city was founded in 1944 and is located between the Paraguay River and the Transchaco Road, some 18 kilometers away from the city of Asunción. This optimal location has allowed the city quick commercial, industrial, and social development.

Mariano Roque Alonso is home to the site of the biggest annual Expo show in Paraguay where companies and industries showcase their latest products.

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