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Paraguay achieved its independence from Spain in 1811. In the disastrous War of the Triple Alliance (1865-70) - between Paraguay and Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay - Paraguay lost two-thirds of all adult males and much of its territory. The country stagnated economically for the next half century. Following the Chaco War of 1932-35 with Bolivia, Paraguay gained a large part of the Chaco lowland region. The 35-year military dictatorship of Alfredo STROESSNER ended in 1989, and, despite a marked increase in political infighting in recent years, Paraguay has held relatively free and regular presidential elections since then.


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Communications

Telephones - main lines in use World Ranking: 104
405,000 (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular World Ranking: 97
5.915 million (2009)

Telephone system
General assessment
The fixed-line market is a state monopoly and fixed-line telephone service is meager; principal switching center is in Asuncion
Domestic
Deficiencies in provision of fixed-line service have resulted in a rapid expansion of mobile-cellular services fostered by competition among multiple providers
International
Country code - 595; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2008)

Broadcast media
6 privately-owned TV stations; about 75 commercial and community radio stations; 1 state-owned radio network (2010)

Internet country code
.py

Internet hosts World Ranking: 64
278,473 (2010)

Internet users World Ranking: 94
1.105 million (2009)


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  Paraguay (Asuncion):


  GPS points from Paraguay (Asuncion)

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Arroyo Mandy Soby Departamento De Itapua

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