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Republic o Paraguay
Banner o Paraguay
Coat o airms [nb 1] o Paraguay
Banner (obverse) Coat o airms[nb 1]
Motto: "Paz y justicia" (Spaingie)
"Peace an juistice"
Paraguayos, República o Muerte  (Spaingie)
Paraguayans, Republic or Daith
Location o Paraguay
an lairgest ceety
25°16′S 57°40′W / 25.267°S 57.667°W / -25.267; -57.667
Offeecial leids
Ethnic groups (2016[1])
Demonym Paraguayan
Govrenment Unitar presidential constitutional republic
• Preses
Horacio Cartes
Juan Afara
Legislatur Congress
Chaumer o Senators
Chaumer o Deputes
Unthirldom frae Spain
• Declared
14 May 1811
• Recognised
25 November 1842
• Tot
406,752 km2 (157,048 sq mi) (60th)
• Watter (%)
• 2015 estimate
6,783,272[1] (104t)
• Density
17.2/km2 (44.5/sq mi) (204t)
GDP (PPP) 2017 estimate
• Total
$68.005 billion[2] (100t)
• Per capita
$9,779[2] (107t)
GDP (nominal) 2017 estimate
• Total
$28.743 billion[2] (99t)
• Per capita
$4,133[2] (109t)
Gini (2014) negative increase 51.7[3]
HDI (2015) Steady 0.693[4]
middlin · 110t
Siller Guaraní (PYG)
Time zone PYT (UTC–4)
• Summer (DST)
Drives on the right
Cawin code +595
Internet TLD .py
  1. Mixed European an Amerindian.

Paraguay, offeecially the Republic o Paraguay is a landlockt kintra in Sooth Americae. It is bordered bi Argentinae tae the sooth an soothwast, Brazil tae the east an northeast, an Bolivie tae the northwast. Paraguay lies on baith banks o the Paraguay River, which runs through the centre o the kintra frae north to sooth. Acause o its central location in Sooth Americae, is sometimes referred tae as Corazón de América, or the Hert o Americae.

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

There ar at least fower versions for the oreegin o the name Paraguay. The literal translation frae Guaraní is Para = o mony varieties; Gua = frae, belongin tae or place; Y = water, river or lake.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Main article: Geografie o Paraguay
Map of Paraguay

Paraguay is dividit bi the Río Paraguay intae the eastren region, cawed Eastren Paraguay (Paraguay Oriental) an kent as the Paraná region; an the wastren region, offeecially cawed Wastren Paraguay (Paraguay Occidental) an an aa kent as the Chaco.

The terrain consists o grassy plains an woodit hills in the east. Tae the wast, there ar maistly law, marshy plains.

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

Main article: Climate o Paraguay

The local climate ranges frae subtropical tae temperate, wi substantial rainfall in the eastren portions, though becomin semi-arid in the far wast.

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. The reverse side o the Coat o airms o Paraguay:
    Coat of arms of Paraguay (reverse).svg

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Central Intelligence Agency (2016). "Paraguay". The World Factbook. Langley, Virginia: Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved Januar 1, 2017. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Paraguay. International Monetary Fund
  3. "Gini Index". World Bank. Retrieved 9 November 2016. 
  4. "2016 Human Development Report" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme. 2016. Retrieved 25 Mairch 2017. 
  5. "Paraguay – Constitution, Article 140 About Languages". International Constitutional Law Project. Retrieved 3 December 2007.  (see translator's note)
  6. "8 LIZCANO" (PDF). Retrieved 5 October 2012. 

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