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The capital and largest city of Paraguay, in the southern part of the country on the Paraguay River. It is Paraguay's chief port and industrial center.


(Spanish asunˈsjon)
(Placename) the capital and chief port of Paraguay, on the Paraguay River, 1530 km (950 miles) from the Atlantic. Pop: 1 750 000 (2005 est)


(ˌɑ sunˈsyɔn)

the capital of Paraguay, in the S part. 457,210.
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Noun1.Asuncion - the capital and chief port of ParaguayAsuncion - the capital and chief port of Paraguay
Paraguay, Republic of Paraguay - a landlocked republic in south central South America; achieved independence from Spain in 1811
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Danilo Villanueva's body was dumped on the pavement of Barangay Panghulo beside Rouel Asuncion, whose body was found strangled with a belt around his neck.
A municipal worker collects mangoes from the streets of Asuncion, the capital of Paraguay, as part of the Mango Movil initiative.
1 slashed and restructured personal income tax rates while jacking up or slapping new taxes on consumption of oil, cigarettes, sugary drinks and vehicles, revenue attorney Euvimil Nina Asuncion said.
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2 million loan to refinance the Villa Asuncion Assisted Living Facility located in Princeton, Texas, the company said.
Asuncion was chief deputy warden at California Institute for Men, Chino in 2015 and served in several positions at Salinas Valley State Prison from 2011 to 2015, including associate warden and facility captain.
The brand's first city-centre location also opened in Asuncion in September and additional locations are planned for the three countries.
before the stabbing incident happened, said Bureau of Corrections acting chief Rolando Asuncion.
TEHRAN (FNA)- A group of at least 120 inmates in main prison in the Paraguayan capital of Asuncion barricaded themselves after taking two prison guards as hostages, local media reported.