Paraguay

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Paraguay on World Map

Continent – South America

Region – Central

Size – 406,752 km²

Geography – Grassy plains with some hills

Language – Spanish, Guarani

Religion – Roman Catholic 89.6%, Protestant 6.2%, other 4.2%

Monetary Unit – Paraguayan guaraní

Natural Resources – hydropower, timber, iron ore, manganese, limestone

Agriculture – cotton, sugarcane, soybeans, corn, wheat, tobacco, cassava (manioc, tapioca), fruits, vegetables; beef, pork, eggs, milk; timber

Industry – sugar, cement, textiles, beverages, wood products, steel, base metals, electric power

Paraguay Map

Neighbouring Countries – Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina

Population – 6,783,272 (2015)

Population Growth Rate – 1.16%

Average Life Expectancy – 76.9

Capital City – Asuncion (population 680,250)

Highest Mountain – Cerro Pero (842 m)

Longest River – Rio Paraguay (2,621 m in Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay and Argentina)

Climate – Warm winters 13°C to 21°C and hot summers 25°C to 33°C

Yearly Rainfall – 120 cm approx, mostly April to October

 

Plant Life – urunday, cedron, curupay, lapacho, quebracho, ceiba, grasses, ferns, palms

Animal Life – jaguar, tapir, wild boar, capybara, deer, armadillo, anteater, fox, brown wolf, carpincho, crocodile, boa constrictor

Bird Life – ibis, herons, parrots, black ducks, partridges, American ostriches, rheas, and parakeets

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Paraguay. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/paraguay.htm. Last accessed Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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