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Capiata is a city in Central Department, Paraguay. It is the only city in Central that borders seven cities: Aregua, Itaugua, Juan Augusto Saldívar, Luque, Ñemby, San Lorenzo and Ypane.

It is the location of the Francisco López Military Academy.

Population: 224,152 9 (2016)
Area

Language: Spanish

Currency

Capiata currency is Guarani (PYG).
 
Climate
In Capiatá, the climate is warm and temperate. The rainfall in Capiatá is significant, with precipitation even during the driest month. The climate here is classified as Cfa by the Köppen-Geiger system. The average annual temperature in Capiatá is 22.7 °C. About 1377 mm of precipitation falls annually.

The driest month is July. There is 48 mm of precipitation in July. In April, the precipitation reaches its peak, with an average of 158 mm.

With an average of 27.4 °C, January is the warmest month. At 17.7 °C on average, July is the coldest month of the year.The precipitation varies 110 mm between the driest month and the wettest month. The variation in annual temperature is around 9.7 °C.

Health

  • In terms of major health indicators, health in Paraguay ranks near the median among South American countries. In 2003 Paraguay had a child mortality rate of 29.5 deaths per 1,000 children, ranking it behind Argentina, Colombia, and Uruguay but ahead of Brazil and Bolivia.
  • The health of Paraguayans living outside urban areas is generally worse than those residing in cities.
  • Many preventable diseases, such as Chagas’ disease, run rampant in rural regions. Parasitic and respiratory diseases, which could be controlled with proper medical treatment, drag down Paraguay’s overall health. In general, malnutrition, lack of proper health care, and poor sanitation are the root of many health problems in Paraguay.
  • Health care funding from the national government increased gradually throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Spending on health care rose to 1.7 percent of the gross domestic product(GDP) in 2000, nearly triple the 0.6 percent of GDP spent in 1989. But during the past decade, improvement in health care has slowed.
  • Paraguay spends less per capita (US$13−20 per year) than most other Latin American countries. A 2001 survey indicated that 27 percent of the population still had no access to medical care, public or private. Private health insurance is very limited, with pre-paid plans making up only 11 percent of private expenditures on health care. Thus, most of the money spent on private health care (about 88 percent) is on a fee-for-service basis, effectively preventing the poor population from seeing private doctors.
  • According to recent estimates, Paraguay has about 117 physicians and 20 nurses per 100,000 population.
  • In 2003 the prevalence rate of human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) in Paraguay was estimated at 0.5 percent of the population, and officials reported 600 deaths from AIDS.
  • The United Nations cautions that although the prevalence rate in Paraguay remains low, HIV/AIDS is increasing among stigmatized population groups. Transmission of the virus is primarily through sexual contact. According to 2004 estimates, nearly 15,000 Paraguayans were infected with HIV/AIDS.

Economy

Paraguay has a market economy highly dependent on agriculture products. In recent years, the economy has grown as a result of increased agricultural exports, especially soybeans. Paraguay has the economic advantages of a young population and vast hydroelectric power but has few mineral resources, and political instability has undercut some of the economic advantages present. The government welcomes foreign investment.

Aagriculture represents 30% of its GDP. According to official figures, 1% of landowners own 77% of the land.