|• Total||220 km2 (80 sq mi)|
|Elevation||120 m (390 ft)|
Luque (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈlu.ke]) is a city in Central Department of Paraguay, part of the Gran Asunción metropolitan area. Both 1635 and 1750 have been recorded as dates of its founding. It was temporarily the capital of Paraguay in 1868 during the Paraguayan War before relocation to San Estanislao. It is located at around .
Luque is one of the most important cities in the country. The city counts as home of Paraguay's main international airport, Silvio Pettirossi International Airport and the Ñu Guasú Park, which is where the Paraguayan Olympic Committee is also located. The continental governing body of association football in South America, CONMEBOL, has its headquarters approximately 3 minutes from the Airport, consisting of the South American Football Museum and walking distance from the Bourbon CONMEBOL Asunción Convention Hotel. When it existed, ARPA – Aerolíneas Paraguayas had its headquarters in the ARPA Terminal on the grounds of the airport.
On 27 January 2016, Paraguayan Newspaper La Nación had reported that Carlos Echeverría Estigarribia, the elected intendent of the city of Luque, states his intention of wanting Luque to be one of the most important cities.
Luque is located to the East of Asunción and borders the following cities:
- To the North with Mariano Roque Alonso, Limpio and Nueva Colombia
- To the South with Fernando de la Mora and San Lorenzo
- To the East with Areguá
- To the West with Asunción
- To the Southeast with Capiatá
- Torres, Dionisio González (2010). Origen e Historia de los pueblos del Paraguay. Asunción: Servilibro. pp. 156, 157. ISBN 978-99953-0-198-9.
- "Directory: World airlines." Flight International. 16–22 March 2004. 88.
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