Valenzuela, Paraguay

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Valenzuela
district
Valenzuela is located in Paraguay
Valenzuela
Valenzuela
Location in Paraguay
Coordinates: 25°34′S 56°51′W / 25.567°S 56.850°W / -25.567; -56.850
Country  Paraguay
Department Cordillera
Government
 • Mayor Eladio Galeano Lugo
Area
 • Total 173 km2 (67 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 5,581
 • Density 32/km2 (84/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-04 (AST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-03 (ADT)
Postal code 3070

Valenzuela is a town and district of the Cordillera Department, Paraguay, located some 107 km from Asunción. It was founded in 1783 in an area previously known as Yvyraity. The full name of the settlement was Capilla de Valenzuela de los Naranjos because it was formed around a Chapel of San Jose, built by father Antonio Fernandez de Valenzuela.[1]

As of 2002, the district's population amounted to 5,581.

Economy is based on agriculture, especially cultivation of ananas. The parish church of Valenzuela houses a Baroque pulpit dating to the first Jesuit missions in the country.

Coordinates: 25°35′59.99″S 56°51′59.99″W / 25.5999972°S 56.8666639°W / -25.5999972; -56.8666639

References[edit]

  1. ^ Torres, Dionisio González (2010). Origen e Historia de los pueblos del Paraguay. Asunción: Servilibro. p. 204. ISBN 978-99953-0-198-9.