Paraguay

La historia del país

The first inhabitants of the Paraguay‘s land were the
Indians. Guaranies conquered the land. The
Guaranies were a Spanish-speaking nation.

La Geografía

Paraguay is located in Southern South America.
Argentina is Southwest, Brazil on the east, and
Bolivia on the Northwest surrounds the country.
Paraguay has no mountain ranges, except the
Andean foothills lie beyond the border of Paraguay.
Paraguay has no coastal lines because it is inland.
The country has many rivers. Some are the
Paraguay River, the Verde River, the Monte River,
and the Alto Paraná River. The capital of the country
is Asunción. It is located in the southwest bordering
of Argentina.

El Clima

The country has warm weather. It is very hot and
humid in spring, summer, and fall. The winters could
be a little colder but there is no snow. Paraguay is a
fairly small country so the weather in generally the
same all over the country. Hurricanes and tornadoes
are not common in the country. However, it rains a
lot and floods are common.

La Agricultura

Some of the natural resources are rivers and trees.
The country produces soybean, sugarcane,
cassava, seed cotton, corn and oranges.

La gente del país

About 3 million people live in the country. The
groups that make up society are the 3 political
parties. The parties are the green, blue, and the red.
Natalicio DeMaria Talavera was the first poet from
Paraguay. Juan Natalicio was a well-known poet.
Rigoberto Arévalo and Samuel Aguayo are
well-known musicians. Ariel Ramirez is a famous
harpist. Soccer, tennis and listening to music are
the most popular leisure activities. "Olimpia" and
Guamani" are football teams from Paraguay.
Soccer as known in America is called football in
Paraguay.

La ley de la tierra

The official languages of Paraguay are Guaraní and
Spanish. The official religion is Roman Catholic.
The country has a republic government. In
Paraguay, Elementary school is free and
compulsory for children ages 6-12. Most people
attend secondary schools to gain a higher
education. Paraguay has an Army.

Las costumbres culturales

In Paraguay, there are a few traditional ceremonies
celebrated. March 14th and 15th is Paraguay’s
Independence Day. People barbecuing and having
a parade is what people do to celebrate it. Many
catholic holidays are celebrated, too. Some of the
Paraguayan typical foods are Sopa Paraguaya,
Bitter maté is a common drink along with green tea.
Chicken, pork, and beef is eaten a lot. Corn and
other Indian foods are eaten a lot, also.

Category: Miscellaneous