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Congreso Nacional de la República del Paraguay - Photo by alex-s - CC-BY

Population 1999 .......................................................: 5,434,095
GNP per capita 1997 (Atlas method, US$)........... 2,000
GNP 1997 (Atlas method, US$ billions)................ 10.2
Unemployment.....................................................................8.2%
Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 2.6
Labor force (%) ....... 3.1
 

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Palacio de los Lopez - Photo by globevisions - CC-BY

Total Area...................................................................157,047sq. mi.
Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)...... 22
Urban population (% of total population) ...............................54
Life expectancy at birth (years).....................................................70
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)......................................23
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ............................... 2
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 39
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) .............................................8

 

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Background Note: Paraguay __ A full national profile with history, culture, economy, maps and more. - illustrated - From U.S. State Department - http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/1841.htm

CIA - The World Factbook -- Paraguay __ A detailed look at Paraguay including history, culture, political structure, economy and many other topics. - From US Central Intelligence Agency - http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/pa.html

Country Profile: Paraguay __ A general overview including history, political structure, culture, leaders, media, and more. "Paraguay has one of South America's most racially homogeneous populations and is one of the continent's least densely populated countries. It also experienced the region's longest dictatorship, under Alfredo Stroessner, who ruled for 35 years until 1989." - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/country_profiles/1222081.stm
 
Economy of Paraguay __ "Paraguay has a market economy and is marked by a large informal sector. The informal sector features both reexport of imported consumer goods to neighboring countries as well as the activities of thousands of microenterprises and urban street vendors." You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Paraguay 



Ethnologue report for Paraguay __ Web page dedicated to the languages spoken in Paraguay. - From SIL International - http://www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=Paraguay

Maps Of Paraguay __ You will find a wide variety of map resources. Select from MapQuest, Merriam-Webster, Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection and others. - From embassyworld.com - http://www.embassyworld.com/maps/Maps_Of_Paraguay.html 
 
Paraguay __ An excellent tool for anthropology and historical research. "Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998. Each study offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy." - From Library of Congress - http://countrystudies.us/paraguay/

 

Paraguay __ A guide to law, constitution/s, legal history, international agreements and more. - From Law Library of Congress - http://www.loc.gov/law/guide/paraguay.html
 
Paraguay __ "Paraguay is South America's 'empty quarter,' a country little known even to its neighbors. For much of its history it has distanced itself from the Latin American mainstream, and for a substantial period of this century was South America's most notorious and durable police state. PJ O'Rourke summed it up bluntly when he wrote 'Paraguay is nowhere and famous for nothing,' and then, on a short visit to cover elections, promptly fell in love with the place." History, culture statistics and more. - illustrated - From Lonely Planet - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/south_america/paraguay/

Paraguay __ Good overview of Paraguay including history, culture and statistics. - illustrated - From Infoplease - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107879.html

Paraguay - economy Flag, Map, Economy ... __ "Paraguay Interactive Factbook: GEOGRAPHY, Flag, Map, Geography, People, Government, Economy, Transportation, Communications." This and more. - illustrated - From theodora.com - http://www.theodora.com/wfb/paraguay_economy.html

Paraguay Exports __ You will find charted exports information by industry, product and value in U.S. Dollars. Click on the little ~ezentity_quot+ezentity_quot~ icons for even more detailed information about each topic. - From intracen.org - http://www.intracen.org/appli1/TradeCom/TP_EP_CI.aspx?RP=004&YR=2005

Paraguay: Geography, Maps and Information __ You will find a collection of resources including geography, maps and links to related articles. - From about.com - http://geography.about.com/library/maps/blparaguay.htm

Paraguay: History, Geography, Government, and Culture __ "Information on Paraguay — geography, history, politics, government, economy, population statistics, culture, religion, languages, largest cities, ..." - illustrated - From infoplease.com - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107879.html

paraguay map and map of paraguay and information page __ An atlas style page chock-full of various maps of Paraguay, statistics, and general information. - illustrated - From worldatlas.com - http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/samerica/py.htm
 
Paraguay Photos __ Here are galleries of click-to-enlarge photo images, pictures of Paraguay. - illustrated - From trekearth.com - http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/South_America/Paraguay/

Paraguay Photos, Flag, Map and Travel Information __ You will find several galleries of pictures of Paraguay as well as an 'atlas' style summary with maps of Paraguay and more. - illustrated - From pbase.com - http://www.pbase.com/world/paraguay

Paraguay pictures, Paraguay images __ "Here you will find a treasure of information with regard to the pictures of Paraguay as well as a wealth of information on the subject of Paraguay images and photos." - illustrated - From infohub.com - http://www.infohub.com/pictures/images_paraguay_292.html 

Paraguay Video Clips __ You will find video clips related to the country. 'Caution' only a portion of the video clips have been reviewed by archaeolink.com. There may be material in others some would find objectionable. - From searchforvideo.com - http://www.searchforvideo.com/countries/paraguay/ 


 

 

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