It borders Brazil, Bolivia and Argentina and is sometimes called “Corazón de América” because of its location.
The name of the capital is Asunción and it is located in the southern part of the country close to the Argentinitian border. There lives approximately 7 million people in Paraguay. The two official languages are Spanish and Guaraní. Guaraní is an onomatopoeic language which means that it mimics nature and wildlife sounds. It is the native language of Paraguay and still spoken and understood by a majority of people. It is among the few countries in South America that has let the native language remain one of the official spoken languages.
Paraguay has beautiful wildlife which has resulted in the fact that ecotourism with respect for nature is growing faster and faster. The Paraguay river divides the country into two halves and is the second largest of South America. El Ojo de Mar, a natural lake located in the middle of the forest is a spectacular view. It’s origins are unknown but geologists believe it to be over 250 million years bc.
Paraguay has one of the largest amounts of tea drinking in the world. Mate, pronounced mahtay, is the national drink.