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VILLA RICA

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Originally appearing in Volume V28, Page 76 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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VILLA RICA, the largest city in the interior of Paraguay, on the railway from Asuncion (70 M. N.W.) to Encamacion. Pop. (1910) about 25,000. Situated in a rich agricultural region watered by the upper Tepicuary, with finely timbered mountains extending to the E. and W., Villa Rica has an important trade in tobacco and yerba mate. It is to a great extent modern, and contains some fine buildings, including a national college, a church, many schools, and a branch of the Agricultural Bank.
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