Ricardo Brugada

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Ricardo Brugada
La Chacarita
Country  Paraguay
City Asunción
District San Roque
 • Total 1.5 km2 (0.6 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 10,455
 • Density 6,970/km2 (18,100/sq mi)

Ricardo Brugada, mostly known as La Chacarita, is a neighbourhood of Asunción, the capital of Paraguay. It is a shanty town and one of the poorest locations in the entire country[1]. Approximately 20,000 people live there. It is located along the banks of the Paraguay River, starting at the Bernardino Caballero Park until the port of Asuncion.[citation needed]

Paraguayan musician and composer, Maneco Galeano, immortalized the name of this barrio in a Guarania song called "Soy de la Chacarita" (I am from the Chacarita).[2] This neighbourhood is also characterized by its football (soccer) teams that play in the lower divisions of the Paraguayan league: Resistencia, Oriental, San Felipe and 3 de Febrero.[3]