Asunción [asun sj ɔ n], capital of Paraguay, opposite the mouth of the Pilcomayo River in the Paraguay River, 105 m above sea level, (2019) 522 300 residents (agglomeration: 2.3 million residents).
Seat of a Catholic archbishop; Administrative, cultural and economic center of the country with university (founded in 1889), college of fine arts, private universities, botanical garden; most important trading center of the most densely populated region of Paraguay, industrial location with oil refineries, food, shoe, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries; Transport point (river port, ferry traffic and rail link to Argentina, road to Brazil, bus links to all neighboring countries, international airport).
The old city was demolished in the first half of the 19th century and rebuilt according to a uniform plan in a square scheme. The cityscape is dominated by government buildings and churches built according to European models (e.g. Louvre, Paris Invalides).
Founded on August 15, 1537 by the Spaniard Juan de Salazar de Espinosa, Asunción was the capital of the Spanish La Plata countries during the early colonial period. The first Jesuits settled here in 1588 and began their missionary work among the Guaraní Indians from here.
- Abbreviation: ASU
- Country: Paraguay
List of Asunción Acronyms
The most commonly used abbreviations for Asunción is ASU which stands for Asunción. In the following table, you can see all acronyms related to Asunción, including abbreviations for airport, city, school, port, government, and etc.
|Asunción||SGNA||Nueva Asuncion, Paraguay|
|Asunción||CBVA||Cuerpo de Bomberos Voluntarios de Asuncion|
|Asunción||ASU||Asuncion, Paraguay – Silvio Pettirossi|