The landlocked nation of Paraguay covering an area of 406,752 sq.km (157,050 sq mi), is located in Central South America.
As observed on the physical map of the country, Paraguay is crisscrossed by many rivers. The three largest rivers - the Paraguay, Parana and Pilcomayo -forms over 75% of the country's borders. The Parana River forms the country's eastern and southern borders and joins the Paraguay River in the country's southwestern region. As marked on the map by an upright yellow triangle is the country's highest peak - Cerro Pero at 2,762 ft (842m).
The Paraguay River divides the country into two major regions: the Paranena (Eastern Region), east of the Paraguay River, is a fertile, cultivated landscape, with rolling hills, low mountains and subtropical forests.
To the west of the Paraguay River, in the Western Region, the hot scrublands and low plains of the Chaco cover about 60% of Paraguay's total land area. The Chaco region is one of the most sparsely populated regions in South America.
The two major lakes of Paraguay are Lake Ypoa, which is the largest; and Lake Vera.
Paraguay (officially, the Republic of Paraguay) is divided into 17 departments (departamentos, singular - departamento) and 1 capital city (Distrito Capital). In alphabetical order, the departments are: Alto Paraguay, Alto Parana, Amambay, Boqueron, Caaguazu, Caazapa, Canindeyu, Central, Concepcion, Cordillera, Guaira, Itapua, Misiones, Neembucu, Paraguari, Presidente Hayes and San Pedro. Asunción is the Distrito Capital. These departments are further subdivided into districts (distritos). The districts are further divided into municipalities and rural districts.
The landlocked nation of Paraguay covers an area of 406,752 sq. km. Located on the east bank of Paraguay River is, Asunción - the national capital and the largest city of Paraguay. It is one of South America's "oldest cities", and is the administrative, cultural and industrial center of Paraguay. Asunción is also the principal port of the country.
The landlocked nation of Paraguay is located in central South America. It is dissected by the Topic of Capricorn and is geographically positioned both in the Southern and Western hemispheres of the Earth. Paraguay is bordered by Bolivia to the north and northwest; by Brazil to the east and northeast and by Argentina to the west, south and southeast.
Regional Maps: Map of South America
|Legal Name||Republic of Paraguay|
|25 16 S, 57 40 W|
|Total Area||406,752.00 km2|
|Land Area||397,302.00 km2|
|Water Area||9,450.00 km2|
|GDP Per Capita||$5,414.80|
This page was last updated on February 24, 2021