Asunción is the capital of Paraguay
Inhabitants: 2,025,000 (World Rank 201)
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Asunción (full name: Nuestra Señora Santa María de la Asunción), population 1,212,112 (2002), 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, named Gran Asunción also includes the cities of San Lorenzo, Fernando de la Mora, Lambaré, Luque, Mariano Roque Alonso, Ñemby and Villa Elisa, which are part of the departamento Central. The Asunción metropolitan area has more than 1.8 million inhabitants. Asunción is located at 25°16′S, 57°40′W (-25.2667, -57.6667).
It is the home of the national government, principal port, chief industrial and cultural centre of the country. Local manufacturing production includes footwear, textiles, and tobacco products.
The Spanish word asunción means assumption in English. It refers to the Assumption of Mary; the full name means Our Lady, Holy Mary of the Assumption.