Escobar, Paraguay

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Gral. Patricio Escobar
Escobar
Gral. Patricio Escobar is located in Paraguay
Gral. Patricio Escobar
Gral. Patricio Escobar
Coordinates: 26°1′0″S 57°3′0″W / 26.01667°S 57.05000°W / -26.01667; -57.05000Coordinates: 26°1′0″S 57°3′0″W / 26.01667°S 57.05000°W / -26.01667; -57.05000
Country Paraguay
Department Paraguarí
Founded August 30 de 1901
Government
 • Intendente municipal Eduardo Burgos
Area
 • Total 354 km2 (137 sq mi)
Elevation 121 m (397 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 8.815
 • Density 22/km2 (60/sq mi)
Time zone -4 Gmt
Postal code 4450
Area code(s) (595) (531)

Escobar is a town in Escobar District, Paraguarí Department of Paraguay, located some 14 km Paraguarí by Route Villarrica in Paraguarí.

Etymology[edit]

The town took this name in honor of President Gral. Patricio Escobar. He was one of the heroes of the Paraguayan War and president of Paraguay in the late 19th century.

Before its founding by decree, was called "Yukeri."


Weather[edit]

The average temperature is 21 °C, the highest in 39 the summer and the lowest in winter, 2.

Demography[edit]

Escobar has a total of 8,815 inhabitants, of which 4,645 males and 4,170 females, according to estimates by the Directorate General of Statistics, Census and Surveys.

Economy[edit]

Mainly dedicated to agriculture: cotton, corn, bean, manioc, sugarcane, and sweet potato.

Another economic activity is also cattle rising.

Colleges[edit]

  • Elementary School No. 669 "Lic. Rosa Marin de Gamarra"
  • School "Emancipación Nacional"

Transportation[edit]

Escobar is located 78 km from Asuncion and 12 km Paraguarí, a branch of Route I Mariscal Francisco Solano López because this can also lead to diversion Sapucaí and Caballero.

Tourism[edit]

It has a Health Centre, Police and Post Office. Several rural areas are part of District Escobar: Arroyo Pora, Chircal, Guazú-Cua, Mbocayaty, General Aquino.

It has an area of pools, spa Itá Coty, which offers a cool stream, down from the hills, surrounded by abundant vegetation and stones. Visitors can go on camping; there are canteens and sports fields to enjoy a pleasant experience.

It has a centuries-old "train station".

On October 1 patronal feast of Santa Teresa del Niño Jesús is made a procession through the main streets of the town, with caravan riders and the patron saints of the various chapels of companies Escobar.

Notable people[edit]

Emigdio Ayala Báez, composer and musician, author of "Mi dicha lejana" and "A mi pueblito Escobar."

References[edit]

  • Illustrated Geography of Paraguay, SRL Distributed Arami, 2007. ISBN 978-99925-68-04-0
  • Geography of Paraguay, First Edition 1999, Publisher Hispanic Paraguay SRL.

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