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Ciudad del Este

Ciudad del Este
Administration
Full nameCiudad del Este
Official nameCiudad del Este
CountryParaguay
DepartmentAlto Paraná
FoundedFebruary 3, 1957
Government
Intendente MunicipalSandra Mac Leod de Zacarias
Geography
Total Area40.1 sq mi (104 km2)
Demography
Total Population320782 (2008)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneAST (UTC-04)
- Summer (DST)ADT (UTC-03)
Postal code7000
Area code(595) (61)

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Ciudad del Este (Spanish for City of the East) is the second largest city in Paraguay and capital of Alto Paraná department, located at the Rio Paraná.

Founded in 1957, it was originally called Puerto Flor de Lis, then until 1989 Puerto Presidente Stroessner, after Alfredo Stroessner. It is part of a triangle known as the Triple Frontier. It is linked to the Brazilian city of Foz do Iguaçu by the Friendship Bridge. The city is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ciudad del Este.


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