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paraguay

paraguay
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on 19 December 2012

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Paraguay Climate The overall climate ranges from subtropical to temperate The lack of mountains, to provide a natural wind barrier, causes winds to reach up to 100 mph The hottest month is January with average temps at 84°F Government Culture Constitutional Republic - A Constitutional Republic is a state where the officials are elected as representatives of the people, and must govern according to existing constitutional law that limits the government's power over citizens. The music of Paraguay, which consists of polkas, galopas, and guaranías is played on the native harp. Paraguay's culinary heritage is also deeply influenced by this cultural fusion. Several popular dishes contain manioc, a local staple crop similar to the yuca root found in the Southwestern United States and Mexico, as well as other indigenous ingredients. A popular dish is sopa paraguaya, similar to a thick corn bread. Another notable food is chipa, a bagel-like bread made from cornmeal, manioc, and cheese Photos Challenges One of the major challenges in Paraguay is the drug trade and its effect on neighboring nations. the production and sale of illegal drugs creates a huge black market in Paraguay and takes money and law enforcement away form other areas of Paraguay. Benefits to living in Paraguay One of the benefits to living in Paraguay is the lack of super high amounts of pollution. The lack of mountains cause winds to blow away excess pollution that other cities will normally have. Drawbacks to living in Paraguay One of the major drawbacks to living in Paraguay is the lack of a supreme police force. This causes the amount of crime in Paraguay to be much higher than the U.S.A. Economy Landlocked Paraguay has a market economy distinguished by a large informal sector, featuring re-export of imported consumer goods to neighboring countries, as well as the activities of thousands of microenterprises and urban street vendors. A large percentage of the population, especially in rural areas, derives its living from agricultural activity, often on a subsistence basis. Because of the importance of the informal sector, accurate economic measures are difficult to obtain. Paraguay is the sixth largest soy producer in the world. works cited www.wikipedia.gov Attractions Casa de la Independencia: One of the major attractions of Paraguay, Casa de la is a historical monument built in the year 1774. It reminds the tourists of the struggle of Paraguayan independence. Facts History Europeans first arrived in the area in 1516. The settlement of Asunción was founded on 15 August 1537, by the Spanish explorer Juan de Salazar de Espinosa. The city eventually became the center of a Spanish colonial province, as well as the primary site of the Jesuit missions and settlements in South America in the eighteenth century. Jesuit Reductions were founded, and flourished in Eastern Paraguay for about 150 years, until the expulsion of the Jesuits by the Spanish crown in 1767. Paraguay overthrew the local Spanish administration on 15 May 1811. Paraguay's first ruler was the dictator José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia. He ruled Paraguay from 1814, until his death in 1840, with very little outside contact or influence, creating a utopian society based on Rousseau's Social Contrac Casa de los Diputados: One of the prime attractions of Paraguay located in the capital city, Asuncion. Initially a military college, the building now serves as the cultural center. Iguazu Falls: One of the magnificent destinations of Paraguay, the Iguassu Falls is designated a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site. Located at the border of three countries Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina, the massive pouring of the falls against the lush green forests are a treat to the eyes of the spectator. The volume of water that pours every second from Iguassu Falls is nearly 1500 cubic meters. President – Fernando Lugo
Vice President - Federico Franco Population:6,158,000
Capital:Asunción; 1,639,000
Area:406,752 square kilometers (157,048 square miles)
Language:Spanish, Guarani
Religion:Roman Catholic
Currency:Guarani
Life Expectancy:71
GDP per Capita:U.S. $4,300
Literacy Percent:94 www.brittanicca.com
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