Our research involved an analysis of the city of Asuncion and the growth that this city won the Central department and the area around it. We wonder what were the actual boundaries of Metro, the perceived limits by its residents, political boundaries / administrative role and plays the natural system (Water + Topographic) within the territory of occupation of urban growth.

After a walk and photographic survey, we find that the political and administrative boundaries are mere formalities, although in some cases respond to natural boundaries, such streams, these are not covered in the way that deals with the soil, or the how routes are plotted. Urban sprawl result of decades of unplanned growth, throws us today urban sprawl that has no hint of stoping.


We conclude that the Asunción metropolitan area, today has consolidated the stain more cities, as Luque, Capiata, Itaugua. Besides often a limit in sight but goes unnoticed, is the Ypacarai Basin, that includes other departments beside Central Department.

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