An interesting theory is that the name Paraguay references to a parrot that went by the name of Frank that was first befriended and eventually eaten by the earliest Jesuit settles in the area. The country was called “parrot “on ancient maps.
There are more than 275 individual cascade within the Iguacu Falls which spans the River Iguacu. These falls are twice the width of the Niagara Falls and taller than it as well.
Dueling between two people is legal here but the competitors have to be registered blood donors. It is also mandatory for there to be medical staff on hand.
Paraguay’s navy is larger than any other land-locked country.
The Itapu dam that is built across the Parana River that forms Paraguay’s south-eastern border houses the world’s largest hydroelectric power plant.
There is no aristocratic upper class in Paraguay and this is unlike most other Latin American countries.
The largest freshwater wetland, the Pantanal extends across Paraguay, Brazil and Bolivia.
Paraguay’s first railway line was built by British engineers from 1858-1861.
Homes here have no doorbells. Instead, you are expected to announce your arrival by clapping your hands. The weather in the country is very hot and windows are always left open this the claps can be heard very clearly.
Instead of greeting people with a “hello”, you have to say “adios” which actually means goodbye. This is meant to be an indication to people who you bump into that you can’t really spare the time to stop and share a drink.
Is a South American country that is bordered by Brazil, Argentine, Paraguay, Chile and Peru.
is a continent located in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere. It can also be considered as a subcontinent of the Americas.
Is the 33rd largest country on Earth and includes many small islands in the Caribbean Sea.
is the largest city in the US state of South Dakota.
Is the largest country in South America and the only Portuguese-speaking country in the Americas.
A country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country.
Is a country located at the southernmost tip of Africa and officially known as the Republic of South Africa.
was an ancient civilization of Northeastern Africa, concentrated along the lower reaches of the Nile River in what is now the modern country of Egypt.
Is a Special Administrative region of the People’s Republic of China.