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San Lorenzo (Paraguay)

San Lorenzo

San Lorenzo Church
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
Population (2008)
 • Total 271,064

San Lorenzo is a city located in the Central Department in Paraguay. It is a suburb of Asuncion, and the third most populated city of 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.

History

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

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 east, and Capiatá to the west.

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

Sources

  • World Gazeteer: Paraguay – World-Gazetteer.com

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