Pedro Juan Caballero, Paraguay

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Pedro Juan Caballero
City
Punta Porã Lagoon
Punta Porã Lagoon
Flag of Pedro Juan Caballero
Flag
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
Government
 • Intendant Jose Carlos Acevedo (PLRA)
 • Demonym pedrojuanio/a
Area
 • Total 588 km2 (227 sq mi)
Elevation 607 m (1,991 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 75,109
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zone AST (UTC-04)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-03)

Pedro Juan Caballero 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 countries most modern shopping centre, the Shopping Dubai,[1] which costed US$30million.[2] The Blue Lagoon Amamby Hotel & Residential Complex is located in the city,[3] the hotel is modernly structured[4] and Paraguay.com 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.

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

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