Paraguay

California-size Paraguay is surrounded by Brazil, Bolivia, and Argentina in south-central South America. Eastern Paraguay, between the Paraná and Paraguay rivers, is upland country with the thickest population settled on the grassy slope that inclines toward the Paraguay River. The greater part of the Chaco region to the west is covered with marshes, lagoons, dense forests, and jungles.


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  • Luque (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈluke]) is a city in Central Department of Paraguay, part of the Gran Asunción metropolitan area Both 1635 and 1750 have been recorded as dates of its founding

  • The city of Limpio (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈlimpjo]; formerly known as Tapúa) is located in the Central Department, Paraguay It was founded on February 2, 1785, by the Friar Luís de Bolaños under the name of San José de los Campos Limpios de Tapúa

  • formerly Puerto Presidente Stroessner, city, eastern Paraguay. It is situated directly on the right bank of the Paraná River at the border with Brazil, but it is considered part of the tri-border region that includes Argentina. Founded in 1957, the city was converted from a tropical forest into Paraguay's second most important city after Asunción, the national capital. Ciudad del Este’s economy is based principally on retail, tourism by mainly Brazilians (Itaipú Dam and Iguaçu Falls are popular attractions), and contraband trade of electronic goods and firearms. The major reasons for the city’s rapid growth are its commercial connection with Brazil, symbolized by the 1,600-foot (500-metre) Puente de la Amistad (“ Friendship Bridge”; opened 1964), and its association with the nearby Itaipú Dam on the Paraguay-Brazil border, which is one of the largest hydroelectric facilities in the world. Because of the presence of smugglers and the Islamic militant group Hezbollah in the region in the early 2000s, as well as the porosity of the border, security has grown tighter in Ciudad del Este. Pop. (2002) urban area, 222,274; urban agglom., 331,592.

  • Asunción (UK: , US: , Spanish: [asunˈsjon]) is the capital and the largest city of Paraguay in South America The city stands on the eastern bank of the Paraguay River, almost at the confluence of this river with the Pilcomayo River The Paraguay River and the Bay of Asunción in the northwest separate the city from the Occidental Region of Paraguay and from Argentina in the south part of the city

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