On the east side of the natural range of the Hura River, where the Pilchcamae River flows into the Paraguay River, the capital of Paraguays Asunción is located in the middle of a rugged, rugged plain. It is a hot and humid place. It is the largest city in the country, home to about 20 percent of the countrys population. The main economic and cultural life of Paraguay is concentrated here. Asunción – an informative city, home to Latin Americans, Italians, Germans, Japanese, Japanese, Portuguese, Ukrainians, and Russians.
The city was founded by the Spanish in 1537. In honor of the feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary (August 15), the day on which Acción was founded, the name of the city was Nuestra Sancta Maria de la Acción. For simplicitys sake, it was soon called Acción (Assumption). In the 16th and 18th centuries the town was an important point in the region of La Plata and an important point on the road to the Peru and Chile mountain ranges. Until 1768 the Jesuits, who in fact founded a territorial state with the center at Asunción, held the main power in the city and in Paraguay. In 1811, Paraguay achieved independence and Asunción became the capital. In 1864-70 the city was occupied by the Brazilian troops during the Paraguayan War. After World War II, many officers of the Third Reich settled in Ascension to escape the violence.
Aconsumption – a city melting in color, where modern quarters coexist with the architectural heritage of the colloquial era. In the buildings of the 19th century there is a French influence, the churches and monasteries of the Jesuit period are preserved, but the architectural buildings are a striking feature of Asunción: The National Congress Building (16th century), the Presidential Palace (1892), the Presidential Heroes Palace with the tomb of an unknown soldier, the House of Independence (1772) with a museum exhibit of weapons and objects of the Colonial Times. The Square of the Constitution, surrounded by buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries and adorned with picture windows, is a favorite place of the inhabitants of Asunción.
With the many parks, one stands out: the beautiful Botanic Garden, which includes a zoo and a natural history museum. The sunrise is particularly beautiful in December, during the Festival of the Wonders of the Virgin Mary, when it is filled with music, dancing and colorful festivities.
- Air quality: 97 US AQI Moderate. Air quality is acceptable. However, there may be a risk for some people, particularly those who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
- Tap water: No, not drinkable
- Religious government: Religious
- Population: 510,000 people
- GDP: $4,039 / year
- Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
- Power outlets: 230V50Hz
- Internet: 5 Mbps
- Best wireless: Tigo
- Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
- Tipping: Tipping A 10% to 15% tip is common in restaurants. For taxis, round up to the nearest 1,000 guaraní. Tips for porters and guides are discretionary. Water You should drink only bottled water while in Paraguay, and avoid all salads and uncooked vegetables.
- Apartment listings: AirBnb
- Apartments: Airbnb
- Hotels: Booking.com
- More hotels: Hotels.com
- Best coffee 24/7: Loffice
- Best coffee: Bolsi
- Best coworking space: Citicenter
- Best hospital: Sanatorio Migone
- Best short-haul air carrier: KLM
- Best intl air carrier: KLM
- Monthly costs for expat: $800
- Monthly costs for family: $1900
- Monthly costs for local: $550
- Meal: $4.5
- Small Cola: $0.7
- Beer 1 Pint: $2.5
- Coffee: $1.9
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