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Maps of Paraguay

Physical Map of Paraguay showing relief, major rivers, geographical regions, protected areas, important settlements, bordering countries, etc.

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.

Departments of Paraguay Map

Political Map of Paraguay showing its 17 departments and the capital city of Asunción.

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.

Where is Paraguay?

Map showing location of Paraguay in the world.

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.

Paraguay Bordering Countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil.

Regional Maps: Map of South America

Outline Map of Paraguay

Blank Outline Map of Paraguay

The above blank map represents Paraguay - a landlocked nation, located in central South America. The map can be downloaded, printed and used for geography educational purposes like map-pointing and coloring activities.

Outline Map of Paraguay

The above outline map represents Paraguay - a landlocked nation, located in Central South America. It is often referred as the "Heart of South America" due to its centralized location.

Key Facts

Legal Name Republic of Paraguay
Capital City Asuncion
25 16 S, 57 40 W
Total Area 406,752.00 km2
Land Area 397,302.00 km2
Water Area 9,450.00 km2
Population 7,044,636
Major Cities
  1. Asunción (3,336,562)
  2. Ciudad del Este (322,000)
Currency Guarani (PYG)
GDP $38.15 Billion
GDP Per Capita $5,414.80

This page was last updated on November 10, 2020

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