San Agustín de la Emboscada

Koordinaten25°07′24″S 57°21′19″W
Meereshöhe192 m
Entfernung nach Asunción39 km
Oberfläche265 km²
Einwohner14.262 hab. (2012)
Bevölkerungsdichte54 hab./km²
Bezeichnungemboscadeño / a
SpracheSpanisch und Guaraní
ZeitzoneUTC -4
Vorwahl Telefon(595) (529)
Bürgermeister Jacinto Raúl Peña Silva
Feiertage 28 August „San Agustín“ Tag
24 Juli “San Francisco Solano” Tag
Schutzpatron San Agustín und San Francisco Solano

Emboscada is city of the Cordillera Department in Paraguay. Founded in 1740 by Governor Rafael de la Moneda as “San Agustín de la Emboscada”.
It is also known as the city of stone, because a lot of the people are working in small quarries.

Emboscada is surrounded by three rivers: the Rio Paraguay, Rio Salado born at the Ypacarai Lake and the Rio Piribebuy. On the Paraguay riverside is the historical Port Arecutacua. There are also several lagoons called with the local names like Jnana, Pelada, Ihu, Guazii, San Martin, Canduy, Caraguatay Yeguarizo, Piru and Tupi.


The main economic activity of Emboscada, is the extraction of stones. These are used for the construction or ornamentation.
Other activities of the people are growing cassava, patatas, tomatoes, bananas and almond extract coconut oil. They are also fishing on the River Paraguay where you can found fishes like the Surubí, Dorado, Armado, Solalinde, Pico de pato and Pacú.
The craftsmanship of the town is based on the manufacture of hats made of “karanda’y” (type of palm), and a fans shaped object. They also make “guampas” a special kind of glasses for tereré and mate. They also produce sweets and finery of “ysypo” a kind off lianes.


The weather in Cordillera Region is mild and dry. Temperature ranges from 22°C to 39°C, in winter the temperature is 1°C.

Flora und Fauna

In Paraguay gedeiht eine üppige Vegetation. Die einheimische Baumarten wie Lapacho, Peterevy, Urundey, Kurupa’y, Zeder, Timbo, Yvirá Pyta, Quebracho, Karanda’y und andere sind oft begehrt wegen des wertvollen Holzes. Daher finden sich nur vereinzelt noch große Exemplare.
Manche einst heimische Tierarten wie der Mähnenwolf, Ameisenbär oder Jaguare sind aus der Region verschwunden. Andere wie Schakale, Wasserschweine und eine Vielzahl von Vogelarten können in der Gegend beobachtet werden. Die Flüsse sind ein paradis für Angler, hier ibt es den Surubí, Doraden, den Armado, Solalinde, Pico de pato und Pacú.


The Franciscan church was built in 1774 by Father Amancio Gonzalez honoring San Augustin. Altarpieces and carvings are Franciscan style, the delicate walls of the building, the doors and windows were delicately carved during the eighteenth century.


In Minas, a small village belonging to Emboscada, the people performed on July 24 the celebration in honor to San Francisco Solano. At the fiesta, there are processions of masked persons who are dancing to the sound of drums, marching through the streets of the Minas to the Church. This festivity is celebrated in a humble chapel in Minas and brings together hundreds of Paraguayans and foreigners.