Definition of Asuncion
1. Noun. The capital and chief port of Paraguay.
Generic synonyms: Port, National Capital
Group relationships: Paraguay, Republic Of Paraguay
Definition of Asuncion
1. Proper noun. The capital of Paraguay. ¹
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Literary usage of Asuncion
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The History of Paraguay: With Notes of Personal Observations, and by Charles Ames Washburn (1871)
"A Council held at Asuncion.— Deliberations on the Situation. ... THE city of Asuncion, at the beginning of the war, was supposed to contain from eighteen to ..."
2. Central America, the West Indies and South America by Augustus Henry Keane (1878)
"Life in Asuncion is naturally very monotonous. RAILWAY TRAVELLING. Asuncion is connected by a short railway of 45 miles with Paraguari. ..."
3. La Plata, the Argentine Confederation and Paraguay: Being a Narrative of the by Thomas Jefferson Page (1859)
"We left Asuncion this morning at half past five o'clock, upward bound. ... Asuncion market: it is inferior to the imported article, but for cattle or ..."
4. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1892)
"Asuncion, the capital, had 24.038 inhabitants in ... and, led by Major Vera and Deputy Machin, attacked the barracks at Asuncion, which were occupied by the ..."
5. South America, Social, Industrial, and Political: A Twenty-five-thousand by Frank George Carpenter (1900)
"But first let me say a word about Asuncion. She is the oddest municipal maiden ... Asuncion has only about 30000 people. Her buildings are almost all small; ..."
6. Central and South America by Augustus Henry Keane, Clements Robert Markham (1901)
"Hence Asuncion must always remain the chief river-side port of the Paraguay river. Before the year 1620 it was the capital of all the Spanish possessions in ..."
7. The Spanish-American Republics by Theodore Child (1891)
"Of the several plazas of Asuncion, the most interesting is the Plaza Independencia ... For the artistic visitor the chief interest of Asuncion is the street ..."
8. South American Travels by Henry Stephens (1911)
"CHAPTER XII FROM BUENOS AIRES TO Asuncion PARAGUAY is a country I have long wanted to visit. Once, when on a steamer crossing the Atlantic, I met a diplomat ..."