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Central is a department in Paraguay. The capital is Areguá. With 1,929,834 inhabitants, it is the most populated and the smallest of the 17 departments of Paraguay.BoundariesNorth: the departments of Cordillera and Presidente Hayes.West: the Argentine province of Formosa separated by the Paraguay River, and the capital district, Asunción.East: the department of Paraguarí.South: the department of Ñeembucú.DistrictsThe department is divided in 19 districts:GeographyThe mountainous area of Altos and the bodies of water such as the Paraguay and the Salado rivers, the lakes Ypacaraí and Ypoá, and the pond Cabral are part of the natural limits in Central. These along with other regions in the south section generate a good potential of resources for the diverse activities such as tourism and even agriculture.EducationCentral is one of the most benefited departments in terms of attendance in both elementary and higher education, with over 84% of assistance by people of age between 7 and 18. There is a predominance of assistance of males over females, by a margin of 6%. The attendance of public schools is greater, with 69.9% of students attending them, while the resting 30.1% attend private schools. In the Central department there are around 750 elementary education institutions and close to 350 higher education institutions. In the city of San Lorenzo resides the Universidad Nacional de Asunción which is a state-run University.Central Department is in Paraguay. Make Central Department central to your Paraguay travel plans using our Paraguay trip itinerary maker tool .
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Top Central Department tours
Discovering wildlife of the Chaco BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $600
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