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Concepción Paraguay

by WCC on June 10, 2012

in South America

Concepcion is a town near the Paraguay River and is capital of the departments of Concepción in Paraguay. The city has about 49,000 (calculated 2006) inhabitants. She was born on 25 May 1787 by the Governor Agustín Fernando de Pinedo founded to advance one of Brazil to prevent the Indians from the north and to the region pacified . She experienced her recovery but only in the early twentieth century by Italian immigrants and is now a center in the north of Paraguay with a river port. The Paraguayan Civil War began in 1947 in Concepción, he is therefore also Revolución de Concepción (Concepción Revolution) called.

From 1909 to 1960 maintained a narrow-gauge railway, ferrocaril del Norte , Concepción Horqueta. In May 1988, a bridge over the Río Paraguay was inaugurated.

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