Description: The Physical Map of Paraguay showing major geographical features like elevations, mountain ranges, lakes, plateaus, peninsulas, rivers, plains, landforms and other topographic features.
Paraguay is officially called the Republic of Paraguay. It is a land-locked country situated in central South America and is bordered by Argentina on the south and southwest. It has Brazil to its east as well as on the northeast, with Bolivia on the northwest. Paraguay lies on the two banks of the River Paraguay that flows through the central part of the country from the northern tip to the south.
It is sometimes called the Corazón de América meaning
the "Heart of America", due to its central location in
Paraguay is divided by the Río Paraguay into an eastern part which is called the Eastern Paraguay or the Paraguay Oriental, also known as the Paraná region. The western region is called the Western Paraguay or the Paraguay Occidental, also known as the Gran Chaco. The region consists of plains full of grasses and forested hills on the east. In the west, there exist low, marshy plains.
The overall climate is tropical as well as subtropical. Paraguay has only wet as well as dry periods, like other lands in the continent. The absence of mountainous rangeswhich may provide a natural wind barrier,has allowed the winds to pick up speeds as high as 160km/h.
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