Where is Pedro Juan Caballero Located?
Pedro Juan Caballero (PJC) is a highly interesting city with 115,583 (as of 2016) inhabitants on an area of 5,880 km2 in northeast Paraguay. It would normally be said to be on the border with Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.
What Country is Pedro Juan Caballero in?
In fact, it is so intertwined with the Brazilian city of Ponta Porã that only the locals know exactly whether they are in Paraguay or in Brazil. It is the capital of the Departamento Amambay and known as the “terrace of the country”, because it is located about 600 meters above sea level, which is at an altitude of 842m for the highest mountain in Paraguay is already quite impressive.
Pedro Juan Caballero is located 536 km northwest of Asunción and 596 km from Ciudad del Este at the end of the Ruta 5 national road coming from Concepción. Today, the city is known mainly as a commercial and shopping center for cheap alcohol, electronics and consumer goods, as well as a center for smuggling and drug trafficking. Ponta Porã is today the terminus of a railway line, which was built in 1940 as a branch line. This railway line should also continue through Paraguay, making it possible to connect to Sao Paulo.