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Transcript of Paraguay
It was founded on August 15, 1537. Meagan Walters
Kim Bratonia Two types of music. The polks and the guarania.
Polka are adaptations of the eastern European musical forms and dances.
Guaranias are the love songs traditionally sung by a suitor to his beloved outside her window at night. subtropical to temperate; substantial rainfall in the eastern portions, becoming semiarid in the far west Land use: arable land: 7.6%
permanent crops: 0.23%
other: 92.17% (2001) Environment - current issues: deforestation; water pollution; inadequate means for waste disposal pose health risks for many urban residents; loss of wetlands The Polks music Government type: constitutional republic 14 May 1811 (from Spain) Agriculture - products: cotton, sugarcane, soybeans, corn, wheat, tobacco, cassava (tapioca), fruits, vegetables; beef, pork, eggs, milk; timber manufactured ptoducts: sugar, cement, textiles, beverages, wood products, steel, metallurgic, electric power CLIMATE People
Current Issues NATURAL RESOURCES Natural resources: hydropower, timber, iron ore, manganese, limestone
Livestock: cattle, sheep, chicken. Basic elements of the oldest Paraguayan kitchen are yams, beans, squash, peanuts and coconuts, as well beef.
Physical map. Regional MAP. Satellite Image A constitutional republic is a state, where the head of state and other officials are representatives of the people and must govern according to existing constitutional law that limits the government's power over all of its citizens. Historical Geography seminomadic tribes, who were recognized for their fierce warrior traditions. These indigenous tribes were members of five distinct language families, and 17 separate groups still remain today Geography/Landscape
grassy plains and wooded hills east of Rio Paraguay; Gran Chaco region west of Rio Paraguay mostly low, marshy plain near the river, and dry forest and thorny scrub elsewhere local flooding in southeast (early September to June); poorly drained plains may become boggy (early October to June) deforestation; water pollution; inadequate means for waste disposal pose health risks for many urban residents; loss of wetlands The Chaco War was fought with Bolivia in the 1930s
Paraguay fought the War of the Triple Alliance against Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay, and was defeated in 1870 after five years of the bloodiest war in South America.
Paraguayan independence from Argentina was declared in 1842. Entertainment FIVE THEMES OF GEOGRAPHY Location Place Human-Environment Interaction
human physical characteristics humans adapt Humans change movement migration type of regions Facts and info During the 1865-1870 War of the Triple Alliance Paraguay lost 2/3rds of all adult males and much of its territory. It was economically stagnant for the next 50 years.
In the Chaco War of 1932-35, large, economically important areas were won from Bolivia.
Dictator Alfredo Stroessner ruled for 35 years but democracy was restored in 1989.
Paraguay derives its name from an eponymous river, which divides the country into two regions, Eastern Paraguay (or Paranena region) and Western Paraguay (also called Chaco). Majority of the country’s population lives in the east, and only 2-3% of the population lives in the west.
The Pantanal, the largest freshwater wetland in the world, is spread across Paraguay, Bolivia and Brazil.
Paraguay is the world's third largest exporter of soybeans