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  1. 1. Name:___________________ Period: ____ Date:_____Use www.cia.gov, World Factbook as your primary source.*Signifies the information is not on the CIA site and must befound on the internet somewhere else. Use your researchskills.Instructions: Using a presentation format chosen inconjunction with your Technology class, you are expected toinclude the following information. Your goal is to create aninformative presentation that takes a maximum of tenminutes to present. Appropriate grouping of information,graphs and/or graphics, pictures that compliment your dataare encouraged. Additionally, you are to include 20photographs of your country. You are to provide a widesampling of pictures, representing urban and rural settings,foods, people, traditional costumes, money, the country’sleaders, recreation, as examples.Country: ParaguayCapital: AsunciónLocation: Central South America, northeast of Argentina, southwest of BrazilCountry Flag*Flag History The Paraguay flag was adopted on November 27, 1842, making it one of thewww.worldflags101.com worlds oldest flags. Paraguay gained independence from Spain on May 15, 1811. The practice of having a separate emblem on each side of the flag dates back to the time of José de Francia who was in power from 1814-1840.
  2. 2. Map(country)Map (regional)Area of country total: 406,752 sq km country comparison to the w orld: 60Land boundaries total: 3,995 km border countries: Argentina 1,880 km, Bolivia 750 km, Brazil 1,365 kmCoastline/km 0 kmClimate subtropical to temperate; substantial rainfall in the eastern portions, becoming semiarid in the far westTerrain 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 elsewhereElevation low est point: junction of Rio Paraguay and Rio Parana 46 m highest point: Cerro Pero 842 mextremesNatural hydropower, timber, iron ore, manganese, limestoneresourcesLand use arable land: 7.47% permanent crops: 0.24% other: 92.29% (2005)Natural hazards local flooding in southeast
  3. 3. Environment- deforestation; water pollution; inadequate means for waste disposal pose health risks for many urban residents; loss of wetlandscurrent issuesGeography-Note landlocked; lies between Argentina, Bolivia, and Brazil; population concentrated in southern part of countryEthnic Groups mestizo (mixed Spanish and Amerindian) 95%, other 5%Languages Spanish (official), Guarani (official)Religions Rom an Catholic 89.6%, Protestant 6.2%, other Christian 1.1%, other or unspecified 1.9%, none 1.1% (2002 census)Population and 6,541,591 (July 2012 est.) country comparison to the w orld: 103comparisonPopulation 1.256% (2012 est.) country comparison to the w orld: 93Growth RateBirth Rate/1000 17.22 births/1,000 population (2012 est.) country comparison to the w orld: 118Death 4.59 deaths/1,000 population (July 2012 est.) country comparison to the w orld: 199Rate/1000Maternal 99 deaths/100,000 live births (2010) country comparison to the w orld: 74Mortality RateInfant Mortality total: 22.24 deaths/1,000 live birthsRate country comparison to the w orld: 86 male: 26.06 deaths/1,000 live births female: 18.23 deaths/1,000 live births (2012 est.)Life expectancy total population: 76.4 yearsat birth country comparison to the w orld: 75 male: 73.78 years female: 79.14 years (2012 est.)Physicians’ 1.11 physicians/1,000 populationdensityLiteracy total population: 94% male: 94.9% female: 93%Government constitutional republictypeSuffrage (voting 18 years of age; universal and compulsory until the age of 75rights)GDP (ppp) $41.1 billion (2012 est.) country comparison to the w orld: 101 note: data are in 2012 US dollarsGDP per capita $6,100 (2012 est.) country comparison to the w orld: 143
  4. 4. Population below 34.7% (2010 est.)poverty lineAgriculture cotton, sugarcane, soybeans, corn, wheat, tobacco, cassava (tapioca), fruits, vegetables; beef, pork, eggs, milk; timberproductsIndustries soybeans, feed, cotton, meat, edible oils, wood, leatherExport soybeans, feed, cotton, meat, edible oils, wood, leathercommoditiesImport road vehicles, consumer goods, tobacco, petroleum products, electrical machinery, tractors, chemicals, vehicle partscommoditiesExchange rate Guarani (PYG) per US dollar - 4,449.6 (2012 est.)to $US (2012)Internet users 1.105 million (2009) country comparison to the w orld: 94*Major rivers Paraguay Rio Río Paraná*Major Mountain Cerro San RafaelRanges*Distance from Miles: 5056.77Miami (capital)*Popular Soccer, Rugby, Volleyball, Basketball, and tennisSport(s)*Current Eventsummarized inyour own words(dated within 1year of thisreport). Includesource.