Church Plant Project
Jan 2012 - Dec 2012
Nuestra Señora Santa María de la Asunción is the capital and largest city of Paraguay.
The Ciudad de Asunción is an autonomous capital district not part of any department. The metropolitan area, called Gran Asunción. The Asunción metropolitan area has more than 2 million inhabitants.
Asunción is one of the oldest cities in South America and the longest continually inhabited area in the Rio de la Plata Basin; for this reason that it is known as "Mother of Cities". It was from Asunción that the colonial expeditions departed to found other cities, including the second foundation of Buenos Aires.
It is the home of the national government, principal port, and the chief industrial and cultural centre of the country.