Paraguay, officially the Republic of Paraguay (Spanish: República el Paraguay Spanish pronunciation: [reˈpuβlika ðel paɾaˈɣwai]; Guaraní: Tetã Paraguái), is one of the only two landlocked countries in South America (along with Bolivia). It lies on both banks of the Paraguay River, bordering Argentina to the south and southwest, Brazil to the east and northeast, and Bolivia to the northwest, and is located in the center of South America, the country is sometimes referred to as Corazón de América - Heart of (South) America along with Bolivia and Brazil

Trivia about paraguay

  • Asuncion is its capital & largest city
  • Its currency, the guarani, shares its name with one of its national languages & an expensive Asuncion hotel
  • The fact this South American country's flag has different designs on each side is an easy Asuncion to make
  • Argentina, Bolivia & Brazil could say to this small country, "Halt, we've got you surrounded!"
  • Go due west from Sao Paulo & you'll next make your guay into this country
  • The river sharing the name of this landlocked land in central South America forms a seasonal swamp, the Pantanal
  • Limpio, ah yes, a town you can clean up in, is a suburb of Asuncion in this country
  • It's bounded by Bolivia, Brazil & Argentina
  • You're not under a mis-concepcion if you know mate, a tea-like beverage, is also known as this country's tea
  • In 19th C., Brazil, Argentina & Uruguay wiped out over 80% of this nearby country's population
  • Robert E. Service is currently in service as the U.S. ambassador to it
  • General Alfredo Stroessner ruled this South American country with an iron hand for 35 years, 1954-1989
  • More than half the population of this country perished in an 1864-1870 war with Argentina, Brazil & Uruguay
  • Uruguay was a member of the 1860s War of the Triple Alliance against this country
  • 3 major cities of this S. American country are Concepcion, Encarnacion, & Asuncion, the capital
  • Asuncion
  • The most common language there, after Spanish, is Guarani
  • This smallest landlocked South American country is the only one with different emblems on the front & back of its flag
  • Guarani is both a language & the basic unit of currency in this landlocked South American country
  • Former bishop Fernando Lugo was elected pres. of this South American country after 6 decades of 1-party rule
  • Bolivia fought a war in 1932 with this country, its smallest neighbor
  • [Video] Landlocked country highlighted here:
  • Si, it's the smallest landlocked country in the Americas
  • The Parana Valley in this country with the same first 4 letters