Mbocayaty (Asunción)

Paraguay Asunción Ricardo Brugada
Mbocayaty
Barrio
Flag of Mbocayaty
Flag
Coat of arms of Mbocayaty
Coat of arms
Country Paraguay
Autonomous Capital DistrictGran Asunción
CityAsunción
Area
 • Total2.04 km2 (0.79 sq mi)
Elevation
43 m (141 ft)
Population
 • Total6,110
 • Density3,000/km2 (7,800/sq mi)
Websitehttp://www.mca.gov.py

Mbocayaty is a neighbourhood (barrio) of Asunción, Paraguay.

History

According to reports obtained by older neighbors, the neighborhood Mbocayaty began to be populated in 1929, the first occupants being the families Meza, Arce and Leon.[citation needed] The area was deserted, as there were no streets, only little paths traced by the settlers. There were coconut plantations, which has possibly given rise to the name of the district, whose name is Mbocayaty.

Geography

Climate

The climate is tropical, with the average temperature being 28 °C in summer and 19°C in the winter. The neighborhood has prevailing winds from the north and south. The average annual rainfall is 1700mm.