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Asuncion is the capital and biggest city of Paraguay. The "Ciudad de Asuncion" is an independent capital district not part of any department. The urban area, called Gran Asuncion, includes the cities of San Lorenzo, Fernando de la Mora, Lambaré, Luque, Mariano Roque Alonso, Ñemby, San Antonio, Limpio, Capiatá and Villa Elisa, which are part of the fundamental Department. The Asuncion urban area has more than 1.9 million inhabitants. Asuncion is located at 25°16′S 57°40′W / 25.267°S 57.667°W . The metropolis of Asuncion is listed on the Asuncion Stock Exchange, as BVPASA: MUA, a unique feature of any city.

It contains the national government, principal port, and the chief industrial and cultural center of the country. Local manufacturing production includes footwear, textiles, and tobacco products. The Spanish word asuncion means assumption in English. It refers to the Assumption of Mary; the full name means Our Lady, Holy Mary of the Assumption. Asuncion is situated between the parallels 25º 15′ and 25º 20′ of south latitude and between the meridians 57º 40′ and 57º 30′ of west longitude. The city sits on the left bank of the Paraguay River, almost at the convergence of this river with the River Pilcomayo. The Paraguay River and the Bay of Asuncion in the northwest take apart the city from the Occidental Region of Paraguay and Argentina in the south part of the city. The rest of the city is bounded by the Central Department.

With its position along the Paraguay River, the city offers many landscapes; it spreads out over gentle hills in a outline of rectangular blocks. Places such as Cerro Lambaré, a hill situated in Lambaré, offer a spectacular show in the springtime because of the blossoming lapacho trees in the region. Parks such as Parque Independencia and Parque Carlos Antonio Lopez offer big areas of typical Paraguayan vegetation and are frequented by tourists. There are quite a few small hills and slightly high areas throughout the city, including Cabará, Clavel, Tarumá, Cachinga, and Tacumbú, among others.

Football is the major sport in Paraguay, and Asuncion is home to some of the most important and traditional soccer teams like Olimpia, Cerro Porteño and Club Libertad, Club Nacional, Club Guaraní, Club Sol de América, which have their own stadiums and sport facilities for associated members. The Defensores del Chaco stadium is the major football stadium of the country and is situated in the neighborhood of Sajonia, just a few minutes away from the center of Asuncion.

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