Full country name:
Republic of Paraguay
406,752 km2 (157,048 sq. mi)
Approx. 6.8 million
Agriculture and cattle, cement, food processing, forestry, textiles, timber products, vegetable oil refining
Paraguay is one of the finest examples of natural wealth and biological resources that still remain in the world. The well-defined cultural and social background and the hospitality of its inhabitants, guarantees a pleasant stay in this lovely country.
Paraguay is a Mediterranean country, surrounded by Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia. It is also known as "The Heart of America" due to its geographical location. The Paraguay River, divides the country into two contrasting regions, the Western region, or Chaco and the Oriental region. The Great Chaco is part of a great plain which extends from the East up to Bolivia towards the Northwest, Argentina up to the South and Brazil towards the Northeast. Pastures, plains and bushes cover most of the Chaco.
Sub-tropical weather, with abrupt temperature changes all year long. The summer - December to March - is very hot and humid. Winter - June to September - is soft with few cold days. The rainy season goes from December to March.