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Alberdi, Paraguay

Alberdi
Alberdi city letters
Punta Arena Beach, in Alberdi, Paraguay
alberdi city square featuring the locally abundant fish
city view
Clockwise from the top: The city view of Alberdi, the Alberdi city sign, a square in the city featuring the locally abundant Dorado fish and the Punta Arena Beach, in Alberdi, Paraguay
Alberdi is located in Paraguay
Alberdi
Alberdi
Coordinates: 26°11′24″S 58°7′48″W / 26.19000°S 58.13000°W / -26.19000; -58.13000
CountryParaguay
DepartmentÑeembucú
Elevation
45 m (148 ft)
Population
 (2021)
 • Total9,679

Alberdi is a town in the Ñeembucú department of Paraguay. It is 144 km (89 mi) south of the capital city, Asunción. As of 2021, the population of Alberdi is 9,679.[1][2]

History

Alberdi was founded on 29 August 1930 under president José Patricio Guggiari.[3] The town was named after Juan Bautista Alberdi, an Argentine diplomat and writer who voiced his support of Paraguay during the Paraguayan War.[3][4]

Geography

Alberdi is located along the Paraguay River in northern Ñeembucú, a department in southeast Paraguay. It is neighbored by the Paraguayan towns of Villa Oliva to the north and Villa Franca to the south, as well as the city of Formosa, Argentina across the Paraguay River to the west.[3]

Most of the town is located within the region of Lake Ypoá, which is marked by landscapes of estuaries, streams and rivers that contribute to the region's cool and humid climate. Many of the riparian areas of Alberdi are prone to significant flooding following periods of heavy rain.[5][3]

Demographics

Alberdi, Ñeembucú, Paraguay Population Breakdown[1]
Census

Year

Pop. Male Female Ages

0-14

Ages

15-29

Ages

30-44

Ages

45-59

Ages

60-74

Ages

75+

2002 7,717 51.0% 49.0% 31.5% 25.5% 18.2% 13.7% 7.9% 3.2%
2012 8,717 50.5% 49.5% 26.6% 25.7% 19.2% 15.6% 9.4% 3.6%

According to the department of Ñeembucú, Alberdi's 2021 population of 9,679 accounted for 11% of the department's total population. Alberdi is the second most populated city behind Pilar, the department capital.[3]

Economy

Commerce destination

Being at the Argentina–Paraguay border, a popular characteristic of the town is its commerce with the Argentine city of Formosa, which sits across the river. A large number of Argentines travel through the Formosa-Alberdi Port[6] in order to shop for merchandise, mainly electronics and clothing, in Alberdi due to prices being markedly lower than those found in Argentina. The local Alberdi municipality encourages the activity and assists in organizing travel to and from Formosa by offering speedboats to shuttle tourists across the Paraguay River every half hour, as the Villeta–Alberdi–Pilar Route passes through the city.[7][3]

Agriculture

In addition to commercial tourism, Alberdi relies to a lesser extent on agriculture and fishing. The primary crops are cassava, lettuce, and squash.[3]

Notable people

References

  1. ^ a b DGEEC (October 2015). "Proyección de la población por sexo y edad, según distrito, 2000-2025. Revisión 2015". Dirección general de estadística, encuestas y censos (in Spanish). Retrieved 2023-07-26
  2. ^ Ñeembucú (2021). "Proyecciones de población por sexo y edad". Instituto Nacional de Estadística (in Spanish). Retrieved 2023-07-23.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Riveros Montiel, Tania Inocencia; Olmedo de Ríos, Shirley Lorena (2019). "Atlas Turístico del Ñeembucú". Universidad Nacional de Pilar, Facultad de Ciencias, Tecnologías y Artes (in Spanish). Retrieved 2023-07-23.
  4. ^ a b c "Aniversario de Fundación de Alberdi". Visita Paraguay. Retrieved 26 July 2023.
  5. ^ Mancuello, Rodolfo (20 May 2019). "Formosa: El río Paraguay sigue creciendo y se ubica cerca de la cota de contención | CHACO DÍA POR DÍA" (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 July 2023.
  6. ^ "Argentina.gob.ar". Argentina.gob.ar (in Spanish). Retrieved 29 July 2023.
  7. ^ "La Nación / Comercio fronterizo de Alberdi tuvo buena recepción con más de 1.000 personas que cruzaron". www.lanacion.com.py (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 July 2023.
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