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Atyra is an old city of Paraguay, 61 kilometers from the country's capital, Asunción. Located in the Altos Cordillera, it is part of the Cordillera Department.Original name and foundingAtyrá was initially named Atyhá, founded by the governor Domingo Martínez de Irala in 1538. The word "Atyhá" is of Guaraní origin. It used to be a Guaraní village, and was named for being the meeting place of its residents.GeographyLocated in the Altos Cordillera, the landscape of the city has large extensions of rocks that form undulations.It is bounded to the north by the city of Arroyos y Esteros, to the north-east by Loma Grande District, to the south by Tobatí, to the west by the Altos, and to the south-east by San Bernardino and Ypacarai.ClimateThe climate is mild and dry. The average temperature is 22°C, reaching in the summer 39°C and in winter dropping to 3°C.DemographyAtyra has a population of 15,278 inhabitants, 8,004 men and 7,274 women, according to the projections of the national Statistics, Polls and Census General Direction .The population density is 70 inhabitants per kilometer.Neighborhoods and districtsMost of the housing in Atyra is modern, but a few houses are left that date from the 19th century, showing the architecture and details of the typical constructions of the Colonial period, including houses with ceilings of hay and surrounded by trees and palms typical of the area.Customize your holiday with our Paraguay tour builder website to create an adventure that suits you.
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