Central is a department in Paraguay. The capital is Aregua. With its 1,929,834 inhabitants it is the most populated of the 17 departments of Paraguay. The mountainous area of Altos and the bodies of water such as the Paraguay and the Salado rivers, the lakes Ypacarai and Ypoa, and the pond Cabral are part of the natural limits in Central. These along with other regions in the south section generate a good potential of resources for the diverse activities such as tourism and even agriculture.