San Lorenzo, Paraguay

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San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo Cathedral
San Lorenzo Cathedral
San Lorenzo is located in Paraguay
San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo
Coordinates: 25°20′24″S 57°31′12″W / 25.34000°S 57.52000°W / -25.34000; -57.52000Coordinates: 25°20′24″S 57°31′12″W / 25.34000°S 57.52000°W / -25.34000; -57.52000
Country Paraguay
Department Central
Elevation 146 m (479 ft)
Population (2016)
 • Total 252,561
Climate Cfa

San Lorenzo (Spanish pronunciation: [san loˈɾenso]) is a city located in the Central Department in Paraguay. It is a suburb of Asunción, and the third most populous city in Paraguay. The National University of Asunción campus is located in San Lorenzo. The city is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Lorenzo. It is one of the most dangerous cities in the country due to muggings and gang activity.

History[edit]

San Lorenzo was originally a Jesuit field known as Ñu Guazú. In 1767 the Jesuits were expelled from the country, and a town was established on August 10, 1775.

Location[edit]

San Lorenzo is located in the Central Department of Paraguay, about 9km from the city center. It is a part of Gran Asunción. It borders the cities of Luque to the north, Ñemby to the south, Fernando de la Mora to the west, and Capiatá to the east.

  • Altitude: 146 meters.
  • Latitude: 25° 19' 59" S
  • Longitude: 57° 31' 59" W

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