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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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Geography

Location
Central South America, northeast of Argentina, southwest of Brazil

Geographic coordinates
23 00 S, 58 00 W

Map references
South America

Area World Ranking: 60
Total 406,752 sq km
Land 397,302 sq km
Water 9,450 sq km

Area - comparative
Slightly smaller than California

Land boundaries
Total 3,995 km
Border countries
Argentina 1,880 km, Bolivia 750 km, Brazil 1,365 km

Coastline
0 km (landlocked)

Maritime claims
None (landlocked)

Climate
Subtropical to temperate; substantial rainfall in the eastern portions, becoming semiarid in the far west

Terrain
Grassy plains and wooded hills east of Rio Paraguay; Gran Chaco region west of Rio Paraguay mostly low, marshy plain near the river, and dry forest and thorny scrub elsewhere

Elevation extremes
Lowest point
Junction of Rio Paraguay and Rio Parana 46 m
Highest point Cerro Pero 842 m

Natural resources
Hydropower, timber, iron ore, manganese, limestone

Land use
Arable land 7.47%
Permanent crops 0.24%
Other 92.29% (2005)

Irrigated land
670 sq km (2003)

Total renewable water resources
336 cu km (2000)

Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural)
Total 0.49 cu km/yr (20%/8%/71%)
Per capita 80 cu m/yr (2000)

Natural hazards
Local flooding in southeast (early September to June); poorly drained plains may become boggy (early October to June)

Environment - current issues
Deforestation; water pollution; inadequate means for waste disposal pose health risks for many urban residents; loss of wetlands

Environment - international agreements
Party to
Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands
Signed, but not ratified
None of the selected agreements

Geography - note
Landlocked; lies between Argentina, Bolivia, and Brazil; population concentrated in southern part of country


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  Paraguay (Asuncion):


  GPS points from Paraguay (Asuncion)

Trinidad Departamento De Itapua

Colonia General Diaz Departamento Del Alto Parana

Cabezon Departamento De Boqueron

Roa Rugua Departamento De Paraguari

Estancia Uruguaya Departamento De Presidente Hayes

Rio Estrela Paraguay (general)

Agriex Departamento Del Alto Parana

Arroyo Piray Departamento De Caaguazu




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