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Paraguay Travel Guide


Quick Facts
Capital Asunción
Government Constitutional republic
Currency Guarani (PYG)
Area total: 406,752 km2
water: 9,450 km2
land: 397,300 km2
Population 6,349,000 (2009 est.)
Language Spanish (official), Guarani (official)
Religion Roman Catholic 90%, Mennonite, and other Protestant
Electricity 220V/50Hz (European plug)
Calling Code +595
Internet TLD .py
Time Zone UTC-4

Paraguay is a landlocked country in South America bordering Argentina, Bolivia, and Brazil. The country is rich in natural resources: the world's largest drinking water reservoir (Guarani Aquifer) is beneath its soil, the biggest hydroelectric producer--The Itaipú Dam--is on its border with Brazil. It's also the world's fifth largest exporter of soya beans, as well as a renowned producer of beef. Despite this, it is South America's second poorest country, and it is very common to see beggars asking for money on Asuncion's corners.

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