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Arroyos y Esteros (Streams an Swamps) is a destrict o the Cordillera Depairtment, Paraguay. It wis foondit in 1767 an is 67 km away frae the caipital ceety Asunción.

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

Its name describes exactly the real aspect o this place, which is surroondit bi swamps an streams. It wis an aa named Tobatí Tuyá, which is ane o the rivers o this region.

Its foonder, Govrenor Pedro de Melo de Portugal cawed it "Chapel Duarte", but in 1849 Carlos Antonio López named it "Arroyos y Esteros".

Information[eedit | eedit soorce]

Arroyos y Esteros is a smaw toun, growin economically as well as in population. Thare ar approximately 20,000 fowk livin in the destrict, but thir ar foond maistly in 13 ootlyin satellite communities, wi ae 8,000 indwallers in the centre o toun. The topografie can best be describit in the wirds o the touns foonder, Father Fidel Maíz, as haein a lot o streams an swamps. The maist valuable resoorces in the toun ar its ceetizens.

Ance quite isolatit, Arroyos nou sits on the Internaitional Hieway 3, which allows for rapid transit tae Asunción an the possibility o roond trip traivel in the same day. Historically Arroyos haes close ties tae the lairger an mair prosperous Tobati, approx. 23 km tae the sooth, but this is slowly erodin as the bricht lichts o Asunción draw mair an mair o the tounsfowk tae the caipital for business an study. An ongoin feud atween the toun's mayor currently threatens the fragile link wi the caipital.

Kirk o Arroyos y Esteros

The principal economic activity in Arroyos y Esteros is agricultur, especially succarcane. Pineapple an melons ar ither important crops. Sesame wis introduced a few years ago an is slowly makin inroads, despite some early crop failures. Thare ar several lairge ranches in the aurie wi cattle, an some ither lesser ainimals (sheep, goats). The arrival o a succar factory dedicatit tae producin organic succar changed the face o the arroyense economy as mony umwhile sma molasses factories shut doun tae deliver the raw material tae the mair efficient lairge factory.

The toun's fiesta patronal is October 4- San Francisco, houever each company haes its awn fiesta patronal, an aa the Foondation Day, Mairch 9, celebration inventit bi the current mayor tae boost tourism in Arroyos y Esteros.

Front o the Municipality o Arroyos y Esteros

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

The land is completely surroondit bi rivers, Piribebuy an Manduvirá River, which ar mouths o mony swamps an streams afore thir important rivers flow intae Paraguay River. Accordin tae a local legend, twa images o the Mither Virgen wur foond, ane o those is the ane in Caacupé, the faithful caipital ceety o Paraguay, an the ither ane is in Tobatí. Arroyos y Esteros is a vera wealthy region in vegetation acause o its privileged location.

Weather[eedit | eedit soorce]

The wather is mild an dry. Temperature ranges frae 23 tae 27 Celsius (73.4-80.6 F) durin winter 3 Celsius is the minimum.

Demography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Arroyos y Esteros haes 22.723 indwallers, who 12.052 ar men an 10.670 weemen, accordin tae the census (2002). Thare ar 2.049 fowk in the urban aurie an 16.592 in the rural aurie. Because o no enough job opportunities, yung fowk migrate tae sairch for better life conditions.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

This ceety wis foondit bi the Governor Pedro de Melo de Portugal who gae the name “Capilla Duarte”, Carlos Antonio López named it “Arroyos y Esteros” in 1849. Syne thare is nae exact date on the foondation, it wis established Priest Fidel Maiz birth an daaith as the date the toun celebrates its foondation, which is Mairch 9.

Fowk who live thare say that when the first Preses, Carlos Antonio López, went tae veesit Priest Maíz, said tae the priest: "A haed tae cross rivers, streams an swamps tae get here", an that is the reason this ceety wis named Arroyos y Esteros.


Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Arroyos y Esteros is best kent as the “Warld's Cradle o Organic Sugar” an famous acause it is the main succar cane producer o Paraguay, honey an rum ar ither products gotten frae the succar cane. Fowk an aa grow pineapple, bananae an some ithers. The ceety economy is an aa based on cattle raisin.

Auncient hoose in the ceety o Arroyos y Esteros

Transportation[eedit | eedit soorce]

Route III “Gral. Elizardo Aquino” is the first wey tae get thare. Buses frae “Empresa Fidel Maiz”, which pass bi Emboscada, connect the ceety wi the caipital ceety o Asuncion. Anither wey tae get tae Arroyos y Esteros is going frae Caacupe throu Tobati.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Some streams nearbi ar:

  • Yhaguy
  • Yhú
  • Capiatá
  • Hondo
  • Tobatiry

The rivers that surroond the ceety ar:

  • Manduvirá
  • Piribebuy

Some hills ar:

  • Mainumby
  • Ypecuá
  • Olivares
  • Lomas de Acevedo
  • Cordillera de los Altos

Important Fowk frae Arroyos y Esteros[eedit | eedit soorce]

Priest Fidel Maiz, wis born in Arroyos y Esteros an wis a vera important character durin the War o the Triple Alliance.

Bibliography and references[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Geografía Ilustrada del Paraguay, Distribuidora Arami SRL; 2007. ISBN 99925-68-04-6
  • Geografía del Paraguay, Primera Edición 1999, Editorial Hispana Paraguay SRL

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Coordinates: 25°04′S 57°06′W / 25.067°S 57.100°W / -25.067; -57.100