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About Paraguay

Paraguay is a landlocked country in central South America, it is bordered by Argentina, Bolivia, and Brazil. The Pilcomayo river, a tributary of the Paraguay river, they both form parts of the eastern border with Argentina. The Paraguay river and the Apa river forms part of the border between Paraguay and Brazil. Parts of the western and southern borders are defined by the Paraná river, the second longest river in South America (the longest is the Amazon River).

The Río Paraguay (Paraguay river) divides Paraguay into two different regions, the eastern region, with grassy plains and wooded hills in Eastern Paraguay (Paraguay Oriental) known as the Paraná region; and the western region, officially called Western Paraguay (Paraguay Occidental), a sparsely populated, hot and semi-arid lowland region with marshy plains near the river, and dry forest and thorny scrub elsewhere, the region is also known as the Paraguayan Chaco, part of the Gran Chaco, the sparsely populated lowland region of the Río de la Plata basin. Paraguay's highest point is Cerro Pero (Cerro Tres Kandú) with an elevation of 842 m.

Paraguay occupies an area of 406,752 km² it is slightly larger than 1.5 times the size of the United Kingdom or slightly smaller than the U.S. state of California.

The country has a population of 6.8 million people (official estimates 2014); capital city is Asunciòn, largest metropolitan area is Gran Asunción a conglomerate of several smaller cities around Asunciòn. Spoken languages are Spanish (official) and Guarani.

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Cities and towns in Paraguay

The map shows the location of following cities and towns in Paraguay:

Largest cities are:
Asunciòn Capital District (512,000),
second largest city is Ciudad del Este, capital of Alto Paraná department (320,000);

following cities are part of Gran Asunciónmetropolitan area:

San Lorenzo (204,000), Luque (171,000), Capiatá (154,000), Lambaré (118,000), Fernando de la Mora (114,000), Limpio (73,000), Ñemby (72,000) Encarnación (67,000), Alonso (65,000), Villa Elisa (53,000), and Itauguá (46,000).

Other cities:
Pedro Juan Caballero (65,000), Caaguazú (49,000), Coronel Oviedo (49,000), Hernandarias (47,000), Presidente Franco (47,000), Concepción (44,000), Villarrica (39,000)

Other cities and towns:
Abaí, Alto Verá, Asunción, Bahía Negra, Bella Vista, Benjamín Aceval, Caacupé, Caapucú, Caazapá, Capitán Bado, Capitán Meza, Capitán Pablo Lagerenza, Coronel Bogado, Curuguaty, Doctor Pedro P. Peña, Encarnación, Filadelfia, Fortín General Díaz, Fortín Infante Rivarola, Fortín Ávalos Sánchez, Fuerte Olimpo, General Eugenio A. Garay, Horqueta, Itanara, Kilómetró 160, Mariscal Estigarribia, Minas Cué, Minga Guazú, Paraguarí, Pilar, Pozo Colorado, Puerto Guarani, Puerto La Victoria, Puerto Pinasco, Rosario, Salto del Guairá, San Carlos, San Estanislao, San Ignacio, San Juan Bautista, San Lázaro, San Pedro, Santa Rita, Tacuatí, Villa Hayes, Villarrica, Yby Yaú, and Yhú.

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