Concepción, Paraguay


Concepción, Paraguay
Concepción
—  City  —
Concepción is located in Paraguay
Concepción
Coordinates: 23°24′0″S 57°25′48″W / 23.4°S 57.43°W / -23.4; -57.43Coordinates: 23°24′0″S 57°25′48″W / 23.4°S 57.43°W / -23.4; -57.43
Country Paraguay
Department Concepción
Concepción 1773 for Agustín Fernando de Pinedo
Government
 – Intendente municipal Luis Herminio Acosta Paniagua (PLRA)
Area
 – Total 8,490 km2 (3,278 sq mi)
Elevation 44 m (144 ft)
Population (2008)
 – Total 76,378
 – Density 9/km2 (23.3/sq mi)
Time zone AST (UTC-04)
 – Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-03)
Area code(s) 8700

Concepción is a city in northern Paraguay and capital of the Concepción Department. It lies on the Paraguay River.

Main Catholic chapel in Concepción

Founded by a Spanish Governor, named Agustín Fernado de Pinedo, the town prospered in the early years of the 20th century, as a centre for the north of the country, exploiting the new wealth of the Gran Chaco, and a river port. The town was also a centre for the Paraguayan Civil War of 1947. The city is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Concepción en Paraguay.

Climate

Concepción has a humid subtropical climate with abundant precipitation all year-round, with a highly distinct summer peak. Summers are very hot, rainy and often oppressively humid. Severe thunderstorms are very common in the summer, and can often dump copious amounts of rainfall in a short period of time, along with destructively high winds and occasional hail. Winter is much drier and considerably cooler, with near drought-like conditions often prevailing. The Pampero, a bitterly cold southerly wind from Patagonia, frequently blasts Concepción and the surrounding area during winter, often plunging temperatures by several degrees. Rainfall occurs infrequently during the winter months.

Climate data for Concepción, Paraguay
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 33
(91)
33
(91)
32
(90)
29
(84)
27
(81)
24
(75)
25
(77)
27
(81)
28
(82)
31
(88)
32
(90)
33
(91)
29.5
Daily mean °C (°F) 28
(82)
27
(81)
26
(79)
24
(75)
20
(68)
19
(66)
19
(66)
20
(68)
22
(72)
25
(77)
26
(79)
27
(81)
23.6
Average low °C (°F) 23
(73)
23
(73)
21
(70)
19
(66)
16
(61)
14
(57)
13
(55)
14
(57)
16
(61)
19
(66)
20
(68)
22
(72)
18.3
Precipitation mm (inches) 153
(6.02)
123
(4.84)
140
(5.51)
123
(4.84)
125
(4.92)
62
(2.44)
43
(1.69)
56
(2.2)
68
(2.68)
125
(4.92)
162
(6.38)
164
(6.46)
1,344
(52.91)
humidity 69 73 74 76 77 77 72 70 68 67 67 70 72
Avg. precipitation days 10 9 8 7 7 7 5 6 7 8 8 10 92
Source: The Weather Network [1]

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