Paraguay , officially the Republic of Paraguay , is a landlocked country in South America. It is bordered by Argentina to the south and southwest, Brazil to the east and northeast, and Bolivia to the northwest. Paraguay lies on both banks of the Paraguay River, which runs through the center of the country from north to south. Due to its central location in South America, it is sometimes referred to as Corazón de América, or the Heart of America. The Guaraní have been living in Paraguay since before the arrival of Europeans in the 16th century, when Paraguay became part of the Spanish colonial...
|Founded:||May 14, 1811|
|Official language:||Paraguayan Guaraní, Spanish Language|
|Area:||157,047.8 sq. mi.|
|Form of government:||Republic, Presidential system, Constitutional republic|
|Also known as:||Republic of Paraguay, República do Paraguai, Paraguay Cumhuriyeti|