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Full nameAsunción
Official nameAsunción
Native nameAsunción
autonomous capital districtGran Asunción
FoundedAugust 15, 1537
IntendantArnaldo Samaniego González
Total Area45.2 sq mi (117.1 km2)
Metro Area386 sq mi (1000 km2)
Elevation141 ft (43 m)
Total Population680250 (2009)
Density (pop.)4411/km2 (11424.5/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)2164316
DemonymAsunceno (m), Asuncena (f)
Other information
Area code021
HDI (2010)0.677 high

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Asunción (-esasunˈsjon; Guaraní: Paraguay) is the capital and largest city of Paraguay.

The "Ciudad de Asunción" is an autonomous capital district not part of any department. The metropolitan area, called Gran Asunción, includes the cities of San Lorenzo, Fernando de la Mora, Lambaré, Luque, Mariano Roque Alonso, Ñemby, San Antonio, Limpio, Capiatá and Villa Elisa, which are part of the Central Department. The Asunción metropolitan area has more than 2 million inhabitants. Asunción is located at (-25.2667, -57.6667). The Municipality of Asunción is listed on the Asunción Stock Exchange, as BVPASA - MUA, a unique feature of any city.

It is the home of the national government, principal port, and the chief industrial and cultural centre of the country. Local manufacturing production includes footwear, textiles, and tobacco products.

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