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Paraguay Geography

Paraguay's Information

Flag of Paraguay
Land Area 397,302 km2
Water Area 9,450 km2
Total Area 406,752km2 (#59)
Population 6,862,812 (#104)
Population Density 17.27/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $64.67 Billion
GDP Per Capita $9,500
Currency Guarani (PYG)
Largest Cities

Paraguay is landlocked and crisscrossed by many rivers. The three largest - the Paraguay, Parana and Pilcomayo - form over 75% of the country's borders.

Two major regions divide the country; the Paranena, east of the Paraquay River, is a fertile, cultivated landscape, with rolling hills, low mountains and subtropical forests.

To the west of the Paraguay River, the hot scrub lands and low plains of the Chaco cover about 60% of Paraguay's total land area.

This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.

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