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Paraguay

Paraguay Paraguay has for a long time been a dictatorship but fortunately become relatively independence in 1989,but is not a country that known, lying there in the middle of South America next to among others Brazil. Having base in the capital city, most of Paraguays attractions will be arround. A little rainforest at the south is left, or Caacupè, an important religious centre will be some of the sights Paraguay can offer you.

Area: 406.860 Km²
Population: 5.734.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 14 pop/Km²

System of government: Presidential Republic
Capital: Asunción (600.000 pop., 1.080.000 urban aggl.)
Major cities: Ciudad del Este 70.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Mestizo 91%, White 5%, Amerindian 3%, Asian 1%
Border countries: Bolivia NORTH-WEST, Argentina SOUTH and WEST, Brazil EAST

Principal mountains: Serrania San Jorge 1000 m
Principal rivers: Rio Paraguay 1300 Km (paraguayan tract, total 2400 Km), Rio Paraná 800 Km (paraguayan tract, total 4700 Km)
Principal lakes: Lake Ypoá 400 Km²
Principal islands: -
Climate: Subtropical

Language: Spanish (official), Guarani
Religion: Catholic 97%
Currency: Guarani (PYG)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 6/1, 3/2, 1/3, 1/5, 14/5, 15/5, 12/6, 15/8, 16/8, 29/9, 8/12, 25/12
Dialling code: 00595
GMT: -4

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