geographical name \ˈpa-rə-ˌgwī, -ˌgwā; ˌpä-rä-ˈgwī\

Definition of PARAGUAY

river 1584 miles (2549 kilometers) cen S. America flowing from Mato Grosso plateau in Brazil S into Paraná River in Paraguay
country cen S. America traversed by Paraguay river; a republic Asunción area 157,043 square miles (406,741 square kilometers), pop 4,643,000
Par·a·guay·an \ˌpa-rə-ˈgwī-ən, -ˈgwā-\ adjective or noun

Rhymes with PARAGUAY

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geographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

/div>Country, south-central South America. Area: 157,048 sq mi (406,752 sq km). Population: (2009 est.) 6,349,000. Capital: Asunción. Most Paraguayans are mestizos; there are much smaller groups of American Indians and people of African, European, and Asian ancestry. Languages: Spanish and Guaraní (both official). Religion: Christianity (predominantly Roman Catholic; also Protestant). Currency: guaraní. Paraguay is a landlocked country of plains and swampland. The Paraguay River, flowing from north to south, divides the country into two geographic regions: the eastern region, which is an extension of the Brazilian Plateau; and the western region, which forms the northern part of the Gran Chaco plains. Paraguay has a developing market economy that is based largely on agriculture, trade, and light industries. It is a multiparty republic with two legislative houses; its head of state and government is the president. Seminomadic tribes speaking Guaraní were in the area long before it was settled by Spain in the 16th–17th century. Paraguay was part of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata until it became independent in 1811. It suffered from dictatorial governments in the 19th century and was devastated by the War of the Triple Alliance (1864, 1865–70), which it fought against Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay. The Chaco War (1932–35), with Bolivia over territorial rights in the Gran Chaco, was settled primarily in Paraguay's favour by the peace treaty of 1938. Military governments, including that of Alfredo Stroessner, predominated from the mid-20th century until a civilian president, Juan Carlos Wasmosy, was elected in 1993. The country suffered from political unrest and a financial crisis beginning in the late 1990s and continuing into the 21st century.

Variants of PARAGUAY

Paraguay officially Republic of Paraguay


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