In the middle of South America, surrounded by land on all sides, sits Paraguay, a small and poor country. Most of Paraguay is covered in dry flatlands, although the eastern part of the country is forested hills. Like all South American countries, Paraguay changed when the Spanish arrived in the 1500s. The Spanish brought disease and a new religion.
From 1865 to 1870, Paraguay fought a war against Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. The purpose of the war was to win access to the ocean. Paraguay lost, and over 90 percent of the men in the country were killed. Because of this, the population grew slowly. Women were without husbands and children lost their fathers.
Fun Facts about Paraguay for Kids
- 6,896,000 people live in Paraguay (2018).
- Paraguay has 157,048 square miles of land.
- Mario Abdo Benitez is the president of Paraguay (2018).
- People speak Spanish or Guarani, a native Indian language.
- Most people are Roman Catholic.
- People in Paraguay can expect to live 73 years.
- 95% percent of adults can read.
- At 842 meters Cerro Pero is the tallest mountain.
- The national currency in Paraguay (money) is called the Paraguayan guarani.
- Paraguay is full of wonderful wildlife such as: Porcupine, Armadillo, Chinchilla, Tapir, Bear, Jaguar, Opossum and much more.
- Flatlands: low plains
- Disease: illness
- Access: able to enter or get near
All about Paraguay Video for Kids
Watch this awesome Paraguay video for kids:
A video all about Paraguay’s tourist attraction spots, its customs and traditions.
Question: Is the population of Paraguay growing?
Answer: Brazilians are moving to Paraguay because they can buy homes and houses more cheaply.
Map of Paraguay
Here’s a map of the country of Paraguay and all its cities and villages. Zoom in to get into street level or zoom out to see other countries around Paraguay! You can see the terrain, but also see the roads, images of the buildings and even take a 3D tour through the streets of the cities of Paraguay, as though you are actually there!
Enjoyed the Easy Earth Science for Kids Website all about Paraguay info? Take the FREE & fun Paraguay quiz and download FREE Paraguay worksheet for kids. For lengthy info click here.