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Paraguay

  1. 1. Paraguay By: Regina & Helen
  2. 2. Bolivia Paraguay is a landlocked country, which means it is trapped by his 2 big buddies and Bolivia.
  3. 3. The Paraguay River divided Paraguay into 2 parts.
  4. 4. One of the 2 parts are called Occidental Paraguay, or Gran Chaco. The climate here is tropical.
  5. 5. The other one of the part is the Oriental Paraguay or the Eastern Paraguay. The climate is subtropical.
  6. 6. 5% is in the west and only have small number of Indians (not mixed) 95% of the people is in the east and most are Mestizos
  7. 7. The minorities in Paraguay are Chinese, German, Korea, and Japanese in Paraguay!
  8. 8. n rural life, most people ive in a one-room house, named Ranchos.
  9. 9. The capital city is Asuncíon.
  10. 10. Roman Catholic is the main religion in Paraguay.
  11. 11. There are many kinds of food and drinks in Paraguay and there are:
  12. 12. Mandioca,
  13. 13. Chipa,
  14. 14. Sopa Paraguaya
  15. 15. Asado,
  16. 16. and Matè.
  17. 17. There are some cultural clothes in Paraguay and they are:
  18. 18. Ponchos,
  19. 19. Rebozos,
  20. 20. and aho-poi.
  21. 21. Guaraní people lived in Paraguayan way before the Spanish came.
  22. 22. In 1537, Juan de Ayolas came to Paraguay.
  23. 23. Then the Jesuits came and change Paraguay’s religion into Roman Catholicism in 1588.
  24. 24. The Spanish is jealous of the wealth of the Jesuit and they complain to Spanish King Charles III. Thus, the King expel the Jesuit.
  25. 25. In 1811, Paraguayans kick out the Spanish Government and have independence. Do you know the meaning of the title of the national anthem? “Paraguayos, República o Muerte”
  26. 26. The 1st president is José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia. After José died, Carlos Antonio López became the new president.
  27. 27. López died in 1862 and his son became the new president. 1864: have war with Brazil. Thus begins the War of the Triple Alliance.
  28. 28. There are more than 30 presidents are elected between 1870 to 1932. 1932: Have war with Bolivia to have Gran Chaco.
  29. 29. Fernando Lugo Mendez is the president of Paraguay now.
  30. 30. The HDI of Paraguay is: 0.761. • Life expectancy: 71.7 • Literacy rate: 94.6% • GDP per Capita = $4,433

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