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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.Make your own Central Department vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our Paraguay road trip planning site.
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Top Central Department tours
$140 BOOK WITH VIATOR Birding and Nature Chaco Tour Birding and Nature Chaco Tour
Duration: 4 to 5 hours
$120 BOOK WITH VIATOR Full-Day Ceramic Art and Crafts from Asunción Full-Day Ceramic Art and Crafts from Asunción
Duration: 8 hours
$1,000 BOOK WITH VIATOR Discovering wildlife of the Chaco Discovering wildlife of the Chaco
Duration: 3 to 7 days
Places to visit in Central Department
LuqueTrip planner Best for: Park, Specialty Museum, Skydiving AreguaTrip planner Best for: Beach, Church, Mountain San LorenzoTrip planner Best for: Gift & Specialty Shop, Church, Shopping Mall CapiataTrip planner Best for: Specialty Museum LambareTrip planner Best for: Room Escape Game, Nightlife, Shopping Mall
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