Itá, Paraguay

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District & City
Flag of Itá
Coat of arms of Itá
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Itá is located in Paraguay
Coordinates: 25°29′0″S 57°21′0″W / 25.48333°S 57.35000°W / -25.48333; -57.35000Coordinates: 25°29′0″S 57°21′0″W / 25.48333°S 57.35000°W / -25.48333; -57.35000
Founded1539 by Domingo Martínez de Irala
 • Intendente MunicipalGloria Vicenta Benitez de Cantero
 • Total183.84 km2 (70.98 sq mi)
101 m (331 ft)
 • Total75,606
 • Density265/km2 (690/sq mi)
Time zone-4 Gmt
Postal code
Area code(s)(595) (24)

Itá is a city & district located along the 35th kilometer of Ruta 1 in the Central Department of Paraguay.


Its name means "stone" in the sweet Guaraní, also known as the "Capital of Ceramics". According to other derives from the landscape that is love of the hills in the background that every ston


The maximum temperature in summer reaches 40 °C, at times. The minimum in winter is 0 °C. The average in the central department is 22 °C. It is located in one of the departments in which rainfall is most abundant from January to April and scarcer from June to August.


Itá has a total of 81,084 inhabitants, of whom 40,708 were males and 40,377 females, according to projections from the Directorate General of Statistics, Census and Surveys.


Founded in 1539 Governor Domingo Martínez de Irala, a town inhabited by natural Guaraní. It is a district since 1884. Itá begins with a mestizo population with customs and traditions, turning with the passage of time very original, which were gradually lost, not to be disseminated or lack of knowledge, why are not valued or transmitted to its fair measure .

Itá is known and regarded as the city's "pitcher and honey" because in times of reducing the Franciscan Friar Thomas Aquinas was dedicated to teaching women instead of a new way of livelihood which was preparing of the vessels that gave the name of pitcher made of mud.

The production of honey cane emerges from the first settlers.

History of the Itá Lagoon[edit]

According to some residents of the city of Itá, which in wartime large armies that passed through that place an elderly woman who lived in the interior of his house had a well, the soldiers called thirsty to drink water and the old woman refused to give not only them but everyone who asked to drink and then fell into a flood, which flooded the entire house until they formed a lagoon. There is another story relates that within that gap is a bell buried gold, so that the invaders of wartime not carry as a trophy of war.


Name Population
Yjhovy 1435
Potrero Po’i 2046
Itá Potrero 1063
Valle Jo’a 245
Oculto Chircaty 780
Arrua’i 2833
Curupicayty 1468
Peguaho 1289
Jhugua Ñaró 1185
Calle Ybaté 1185
Calle Po’i 193
Tapé Tuyá 497
Posta Gaona 1591
Aveiro 2033
Caaguazu'i 2204
Caraguataity 286
Las Piedras 2507

Itá neighborhoods[edit]

Neighborhood San Blas
Neighborhood Sportivo
Neighborhood Cerro Corá
Neighborhood San Antonio
Neighborhood Villa Rossana I and II
Neighborhood Paranambu
Neighborhood San Cayetano
Neighborhood San Miguel


Residents of Itá engaged in agriculture and pottery, and lately also to trade the adventure tourism (in the company Arruaí) in addition to the very peculiar characteristics are the use of black pottery.


Itá is far 37 kilometers from Asunción, on Route I Mariscal Francisco Solano López, another route is widely used to reach the so-called "Southern Access".

From Itá, for a detour of Route you can reach Itauguá already Guarambaré.



The city is one of the most significant reductions Franciscan. The people of Itá retain this feature in their habits: development of handicrafts in manufacture of ceramics and baskets. Visit and tour of the market, tourism gastronomic seafood meal on the market only in the country for its flavor and characteristics.

In San Blas Craft Center located on Route I, in the city centre, is the permanent exhibition of pottery, ceramics Guaraní-Hispanic, pitchers, blankets and other excellent work.

Residents also engaged in the manufacture of beautiful cloth dolls.

The lagoon Itá, "Acosta Ñú Martyrs " which has never dried, is a very peculiar place.

In the Cerro Arrúa'i cave is a mysterious and beautiful resorts on the Arroyo Paranambú.

In addition, the Church of San Blas is a Franciscan church dating from 1698, considered historical relic. You can make adventure tourism (Hunting, Fishing, safari photos, centered, the path of former Mariscal Lopez) in the company Arruai camps and stays in place.

Notable people[edit]

Ceramic works of Rosa Brítez



  • Illustrated Geography of Paraguay, SRL Distributed Arami, 2007. ISBN 99925-68-04-6
  • Geography of Paraguay, First Edition 1999, Publisher Hispanic Paraguay SRL.

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