Gran Asunción

Asunción Lambaré San Lorenzo, Paraguay
Gran Asunción
Greater Asunción
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Location of Gran Asunción
Country Paraguay
Major CitiesAsunción
San Lorenzo
Fernando de la Mora
 • Metro
1,014 km2 (392 sq mi)
 (Population Census of Paraguay 2008)
 • Metro
 • Metro density2,582.2/km2 (6,688/sq mi)

Greater Asunción (Spanish: Gran Asunción), is the metropolitan area of the capital city of Paraguay, Asunción.

It consists of twelve cities: Asunción itself, the capital, and surrounding cities such as San Lorenzo, Fernando de la Mora, Lambaré, Luque, Mariano Roque Alonso, Ñemby, Villa Elisa and San Antonio.

One in three Paraguayans live in this metropolitan area; which has more than 2.5 million inhabitants.


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The black spot indicates the conurbation in the central departament. The population of the conurbation "asunceno" around 3 million people.

List of cities in Great Asunción

City Area Population
In Orange, cities part of the Great Asunción.
In green, the rest of the central departament.
1-Asunción 117 km² 544,309 hab
2-Capiatá 83 km² 246,998 hab
3-Luque 203 km² 321,662 hab
4-San Lorenzo 91 km² 380,878 hab
5-Limpio 117 km² 201,245 hab
6-Ñemby 40 km² 192,224 hab
7-Lambaré 37 km² 151,484 hab
8-San Antonio 26 km² 60,382 hab
9-Fernando de la Mora 21 km² 143,524 hab
10-Villa Elisa 122 km² 106,943 hab
11-Mariano Roque Alonso 50 km² 100,031 hab
12-Itauguá (*) 122 km² 148,721 hab
Total 1,014 km² 2,698,401 hab

(*): Itauguá is not formally part of the "Great Asuncion" (2002 census), but due to the increase in urban population the last years, is included in the table.



The Silvio Pettirossi International Airport in Luque connects this metropolitan area with other American and European destinations.

Coordinates: 25°09′56″S 0°00′00″W / 25.16556°S -0.00000°E / -25.16556; -0.00000