History of Paraguay
Geography of ParaguayTotal size of Paraguay is 406,750 sq.km, slightly smaller than California. It is in South America. There are grassy plains and wooden 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. Geographical lowest point is at junction of Rio Paraguay and Rio Parana 46m, and the highest point is Cerro Pero 842m.
Climate of ParaguayTwo-thirds of Paraguay is within the temperate zone, one-third in the tropical zone. The climate varies from mild to subtropical . Summer is from October to march, winter from May to August. There are dry, cold polar winds from south and hot, humid north winds from Brazil. There is no definite rainy season, although violent thunderstorms occur in summer.
Natural Resources in ParaguayNatural resources are timber, iron ore,manganese, limestone, fresh water. It also has one of the largest titanium deposits in the world .
Tourist Attraction in ParaguayMajor cities are Asuncion (capital), San Lorenzo, Luque, Capiata, Lambare, Limpio, Itaugua etc.
Among tourist spots, Asuncion is the most interesting with beautiful colonial architecture. Then there are Encarnacion ruins, the natural wonder Iguacu Falls, wilderness of Gran Chaco, Yaguaron church, and many more.
Famous Hotels in ParaguayFamous hotels are- La Mision hotel, Guarani Esplendor, Hotel Las Margaritos, HG tower hotel, Sheraton Asuncion hotel, Brizas del norte, Adventure hotel San Ignacio.
Paraguay CuisineMeat, vegetables, manioc, maize and fruits are common in Paraguayan cuisine. There are many dishes based on corn, milk, cheese, meat and fish. There are seventy varieties of Chipa (cake) Corn is staple in cuisine. Beef meat and garnishes are common. For drinks there is mate, which is prepared with herbs. Rice, stewed chicken, noodles, groundnuts, fresh fava beans, pork, corn pudding tuberose ice cream are well eaten.
Paraguay CultureThe vast majority shares a Paraguayan identity, but there are several other cultures. There are Mennonites, who settled in northern region, Japanese,Korean, Lebanese, and ethnic Chinese immigrants. There are large number of Brazillian immigrant farmers in east, with the mixture, brasiguayos which is a distinct subgroup. Football (soccer) is the most popular game. Basketball, volleyball, golf and many other games are played.
Among various festivals, there are – Dea de San Blas (Feb. 3) in which Paraguay's patron saint is worshipped, Carnival, in which there are parades, singing and dancing, Verbana de san juan (28-29May), Trans-chaco rally, Nanduti festival, Oktober fest, which is a beer festival.
Posted By : All Places Map Last Updated: November 11, 2015
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Facts about Paraguay
|Independence Day||May 14, 1811|
|Climate||Tropical and Subtropical|
|Area||406,752 sq km|
|Neighbours||Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil|