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Hernandarias

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Hernandarias is a district of the Alto Paraná Department, Paraguay. It was named after Hernando Arias de Saavedra, the first American-born governor in South America. It is located across the highway from the famous Itaipu DamLocated 349 km from Asunción. It is known as the "Latin American Capital of Electric Power" and is part of the Gran Ciudad del Este.EtymologyHernandarias formerly called "Tacurú Pucu" "Long antplace", now bears this name in honor of Hernando Arias de Saavedra, the first native governor of the province Giant Indies during the colonial era.WeatherThe average annual temperature is 21 °C, the highest reaches 38 °C and the minimum 0 °C. The highest annual amount of the country in rainfall occurs in the region of Alto Paraná. In winter are permanent dew and fog.The town of Hernandarias is surrounded by Acaray and Paraná Rivers.DemographyOf the 79,735 inhabitants, 40,389 were males and 39,346 females, according to estimates by the Directorate General of Statistics, Census and Surveys.HistoryThe municipality of the third category July 26, 1988 and March 22, 1990 rose as the first class.Former yerba capital, there was the huge factory yerba "Industrial Paraguaya". With the construction of dams, development and growth of the region can be seen.It was named after Tacurú Puku by the number of mounds of sand formed by ants scattered across the ground.EconomyThe Capital Latin American electric power has two hydroelectric plants, Acaray which was launched in 1968 and Itaipú, built between 1976 and 1982, is the world's largest dam, considered one of the wonders of the modern world.
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