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2 Located in the heart of South America, is a country full of natural wonders, tranquil living and friendly people. Introduction La República del

3 Land-locked Borders Brazil, Argentina and Bolivia capital About the size of California 406,000 km 2 23S 58W Geography Located about 17 hours from Phoenix

4 Topography and Climate North South West East Grassy plains and wooded hills Rainfall Asunción 44in. Gran Chaco 32 in. Eastern Forest 60 in. Driest region

5 Population and Cities Approximately 5 million people live in Paraguay. Half of which live in Asunción, Paraguay’s capital. That’s a little bit bigger than Arizona.

6 History Paraguay was first inhabited by the Guaraní Indians. Then, the Spaniards showed up and “discovered” its territory in the 16 th century. The Guaraní and other indigenous groups struggled with the Spaniards for centuries. May 17, 1811 – Paraguay gains independence from Spain. Paraguayans are ruled by dictators for over a century and a half Paraguay declares Democracy.

7 T  r  a  v  e  l There are many beautiful sites in Paraguay.

8 Culture European and American español guaraní terere mate gestures mannerisms slang

9 So, just go! What are you waiting for? Paraguay has much to offer you. This experience will change your life. You will be able to speak Spanish. You will meet many new friends. You will see great sites.


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