- Emboscada District
name = Emboscada
settlement_type = District
mapsize = 200px
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = Department
subdivision_name1 = Cordillera
leader_title = Intendente Municipal
leader_name = Jacinto Raul Peña Silva
area_total_km2 = 265
population_as_of = 2008
population_total = 12.225
population_density_km2 = 46
timezone = -4 Gmt
utc_offset = -4
latd= 25 |latm= 07 |lats= 24 |latNS= S
longd= 57 |longm= 21 |longs= 19 |longEW= W
elevation_m = 192
postal_code_type = Postal code
postal_code = 3210
area_code = (595) (529)
website= Emboscada is a
districtof the Cordillera Department, Paraguay.
“San Agustín de la Emboscada” refers to the ambush before the Spanish Conquest, against
Cariostribe made by Guaicurú. It is also known by the Stone City because most of the people's job is minning.
The weather in Cordillera Region is mild and dry. Temperature ranges from 22°C to 39°C, in winter the temperature is 3°C.
Emboscada has 12.225 inhabitants, 6.337 are men and 5.888 women (Census 2002) In the urban area 5.153 people and the rural area with 7.072 people.
The fisrt settlers were slaves from
Brazilcalled “libertos” in XVIII. It was founded in 1740by Governor Rafael de la Monedawith the name of “San Agustín de la Emboscada”. The most important penitentiary of Paraguaywas built in Emboscada in 1816. During Stroessner's dictatorship it worked as the prison for convicts of political issues.
The most important activity is minnig. Others activities are coffee, oil and fishing.
It is located 38 km far from
Asunción, to get there one needs to go through Route Nº III “Gral. Elizardo Aquino”.From Emboscada City you can visit Nueva Colombiaand from this city Loma Grande, through a paved road. From Loma Grande one can get to Altos, Atyráand San Bernardino. All these cities have paved roads connected to Route Nº II “Mariscal José Félix Estigarribia”.
In June 24th. in minas a small town, there is a festival honoring
San Francisco Solano. During this parade people walk behind San Francisco Solano image singing and praying throughout the town till they get to the church. They wear masks and dance with drums rhythm, this is the way they remember their ancestors the dark slaves. There is a lot of typical food, many local bands and pilgrims wearing feathers and leaves from banana plants together at the big square dancing and giving thanks for the favours to San Francisco Solano.
The church was built by Priest Amancio Gonzalez in
1774honoring San Agustín, the altarpieces and the images made of carved woods belong to the Franciscan Style, the walls, doors and windows were engraved in XVIII.The craftmanship of this place consists of making hats, they make it from karanda´y (a kind of palm), and a fan shaped object. They also make sweets, “guampa” a special kina of glass made of wood (usually palo santo) to drink tereréand mate, they also make sweets and finery from ysypo a kind of liane.You can also find strange pyramids in this place.
Important people from Emboscada
Priest Amancio González was born in Emboscada.
Bibliography and references
*"Geografía Ilustrada del Paraguay", Distribuidora Arami SRL; 2007. ISBN 99925-68-04-6
*"Geografía del Paraguay, Primera Edición" 1999, Editorial Hispana Paraguay SRL
* EVP - Wikipedia
* [http://www.evp.edu.py/index.php?title=Portada Enciclopedia Virtual Paraguaya - Portal]
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