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    Paraguay Geography - 1991

      Total area: 406,750 km2
      land area: 397,300 km2

      Comparative area: slightly smaller than California

      Land boundaries: 3,920 km total; Argentina 1,880 km, Bolivia 750 km, Brazil 1,290 km

      Coastline: none--landlocked

      Maritime claims: none--landlocked

      Disputes: short section of the boundary with Brazil (just west of Guaira Falls on the Rio Parana) has not been determined

      Climate: varies from temperate in east to semiarid in far west

      Terrain: grassy plains and wooded hills east of Rio Paraguay; Gran Chaco region west of Rio Paraguay mostly low, marshy plain near the river, and dry forest and thorny scrub elsewhere

      Natural resources: iron ore, manganese, limestone, hydropower, timber

      Land use: arable land 20%; permanent crops 1%; meadows and pastures 39%; forest and woodland 35%; other 5%; includes irrigated NEGL%

      Environment: local flooding in southeast (early September to June); poorly drained plains may become boggy (early October to June)

      Note: landlocked; buffer between Argentina and Brazil

      NOTE: The information regarding Paraguay on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Paraguay Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Paraguay Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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