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VILLA DEL PILAR

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Originally appearing in Volume V28, Page 68 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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VILLA DEL PILAR, a city of Paraguay, 104 M. S. by E. of Asuncion, on the left bank of the navigable river Paraguay, which receives the Bermejo from the right immediately opposite. Pop. (1910) about 1o,00o. Villa del Pilar is a thriving modern city, containing barracks, law courts, a national college, several schools and a branch of the Agricultural Bank. It has a fine harbour, and is one of the principal centres in the republic for the exportation of oranges.
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