Place:Humaitá, Ñeembucú, Paraguay

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NameHumaitá
Alt namesHumaitasource: Family History Library Catalog
Humaitásource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCity
Coordinates27.05°S 58.55°W
Located inÑeembucú, Paraguay
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Humaitá is a town and distrito on the Paraguay River in southern Paraguay. During the Paraguayan War, it served as the main Paraguayan stronghold from 1866 until its fall in August 1868. During that time, it housed as many as 24,000 troops. Up until March 1868, it was the de facto home of the Paraguayan government.

Portions of the old fortifications, including some large earthworks, are still visible. It also possesses the remains of a Jesuit church dating from the 18th century.

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