Pedro Juan Caballero, Paraguay

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Pedro Juan Caballero
Punta Porã Lagoon
Punta Porã Lagoon
Flag of Pedro Juan Caballero
Coat of arms of Pedro Juan Caballero
Coat of arms
Pedro Juan Caballero is located in Paraguay
Pedro Juan Caballero
Pedro Juan Caballero
Coordinates: 22°31′48″S 55°45′0″W / 22.53000°S 55.75000°W / -22.53000; -55.75000Coordinates: 22°31′48″S 55°45′0″W / 22.53000°S 55.75000°W / -22.53000; -55.75000
Country Paraguay
Department Amambay
Founded December 1, 1899
 • Intendant Jose Carlos Acevedo (PLRA)
 • Demonym pedrojuanio/a
 • Total 588 km2 (227 sq mi)
Elevation 607 m (1,991 ft)
Population (2016)
 • Total 115,583
 • Density 200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zone AST (UTC-04)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-03)
Climate Cfa

Pedro Juan Caballero (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpe.ðɾo xwaŋ ka.βaˈʎe.ɾo]), initialed PJC, is a city in Paraguay, located in the Amambay Department of which it is the capital. The city lies on the border with the Brazilian city of Ponta Porã in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul and is known as a centre for cheap electronic and consumer goods, and also as a centre for drug smuggling. This city is the highest city in Paraguay at 670 mts (2201 ft) above sea level and is named after Pedro Juan Caballero. Pedro Juan Caballero counts with the Dr. Augusto Roberto Fuster International Airport and the country's most modern shopping centre, the Shopping Dubai,[1] which cost US$30million.[2] The Blue Lagoon Amambay Hotel & Residential Complex is located in the city,[3] the hotel is modernly structured[4] and considered it a First World condominium.[5] The city is home to the Club Sportivo 2 de Mayo, counting with the Monumental Río Parapití which was used for the 1999 Copa América and is Paraguay's fifth biggest football stadium.


Route 5 "Gral. Bernardino Caballero" connects the city with Concepción and Asunción.

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