Tebicuary River

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Tebicuary River

Tebicuary River, stream approximately 300 miles long springing from the Sierra de Caapacú in the south-central highlands of Paraguay and draining the Cordillera of Caaguazú. In a wide but shallow basin around Villarrica, the soil lends itself to cotton and rice cultivation and serves as natural pastures for cattle. In the extended wetlands, ranching is also practiced, and hides are processed in the tanneries of Villarrica or other small settlements along the river, such as Borja, Iturbe, and Villa Florida. The Tebicuary River joins the Paraguay River 9 miles north of Pilar after draining the Lago Venturoso swamps.

See alsoParaguay River .


Hugo G. Ferreira, Geografía del Paraguay (Asunción, 1975).

Additional Bibliography

Kleinpenning, J. M. G. Paraguay: 1515–1870: A Thematic Geography of its Development. Madrid: Iberoamericana, 2003.

Quiroga, Omar. Geografía ilustrada del Paraguay. Asunción: Promociones Culturales, 1997.

Vázquez, Fabricio. Territorio y población: Nuevas dinámicas regionales en el Paraguay. Asunción: Fondo de Población de las Naciones Unidas: GTZ: Asociación Paraguaya de Estudios de Población, 2006.

                                           CÉsar N. Caviedes