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paraguay Head PARAGUAY FLAG

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, the latter available in many shops.

Languages: Spanish (official), Guarani (official)

 

Ethnic Groups: mestizo (mixed Spanish and Amerindian) 95%, other 5%

 

Belief Systems: Roman Catholic 89.6%, Protestant 6.2%, other Christian 1.1%, other or unspecified 1.9%, none 1.1%

 

Demographics:

 

Population: 6.91 million people (World Rank: 103rd) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 45.1 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 205th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 1.73 %/yr (World Rank: 70th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 72.3 years (World Rank: 136th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 23.1 years (World Rank: 126th) (2010 estimate) Sites for More Information:

 

Map of Paraguay
Map from the Cartographic Division of the United Nations

United Nations Country Profile for Paraguay

Paraguay - Country Profile
U.S. Library of Congress profile of Paraguay

Wikipedia Entry for Paraguay

Paraguay - Facts and Information 1
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for Paraguay

Paraguay - Facts and Information 2
The World Factbook Entry for Paraguay

Culture and Tourism:

Traveling to Paraguay 1
from travelnotes.org

 

Traveling to Paraguay 2

Events in Paraguay

Travel Guide for Paraguay
Wikitravel Entry for Paraguay

Language Resources:

Study Spanish Online

Study Spanish Online 2
from mylanguages.org

Learn Spanish with Babbel

Spanish language, alphabet, and pronunciation
from omniglot.com

Spanish Language Games
from digitaldialects.com

Government Related:

Embassy of Paraguay
in Washington D.C.

Government Websites of Paraguay
Directory of government Websites and other links by Gunnar Anzinger.


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