GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Paraguay is a landlocked country between Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia, home to large swaths of swampland, subtropical forest and chaco, wildernesses comprising savanna and scrubland. The capital, Asunción, on the banks of the Paraguay River, is home to the grand Government Palace and the Museo del Barro, displaying pre-Columbian ceramics and ñandutí lacework.

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COUNTRY FACTS

POPULATION

6,158,000

CAPITAL

Asunción (1,639,000)

GDP PER CAPITA

U.S. $4,300

LANGUAGE

Spanish, Guarani

RELIGION

Roman Catholic

LIFE EXPECTANCY

71

AREA

406,752 km2 (157,048 sq miles)

LITERACY PERCENT

94

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ASUNCION

Asunción is the capital city of Paraguay, bordered by the Paraguay River. It is known for its grand López Palace, the seat of government housing the president’s offices. Nearby, the National Pantheon of Heroes has a mausoleum and plaques commemorating Paraguayan historical figures. The Independence House Museum features artifacts documenting emancipation from Spain.

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CIUDAD DEL ESTE

The city is located in south-eastern Paraguay. Part of a "triangle" known as the Triple Frontier (Paraguay/Argentina/Brazil), Ciudad del Este lies in front of the Brazilian city of Foz do Iguaçu. Separated from it by the Paraná River, it is linked by the Friendship Bridge.

ASUNCION

Paraguay-Asuncion-2084 COVER

Asunción is the capital city of Paraguay, bordered by the Paraguay River. It is known for its grand López Palace, the seat of government housing the president’s offices. Nearby, the National Pantheon of Heroes has a mausoleum and plaques commemorating Paraguayan historical figures. The Independence House Museum features artifacts documenting emancipation from Spain.

CIUDAD DEL ESTE

Paraguay-Ciudad-del-Este-Itaipu-dam-2956 COVER

The city is located in south-eastern Paraguay. Part of a "triangle" known as the Triple Frontier (Paraguay/Argentina/Brazil), Ciudad del Este lies in front of the Brazilian city of Foz do Iguaçu. Separated from it by the Paraná River, it is linked by the Friendship Bridge.

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