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Paraguay

Paraguay Background Stats

National tree:

Lapacho

Definitions

  • Daylight Savings Time end date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time ends. Clocks are moved backwards on this date.
  • Daylight Savings Time start date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time begins. Clocks are moved forward on this date.
  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Independence day date: Date.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • Length of border with Brazil: Length in kilometers of each country's border with Brazil. Brazil has borders with ten different countries, totalling 16,885 kilometres (10,492 mi). That puts it in the 3rd place in the countries with the longest international land borders.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • Neighboring countries and territories: The countries and territories neighboring each country. "L" means they share only a land border and "M" means they have only maritime boundaries. A blank means they share both.
  • Number of maritime boundary neighbours: Number of states and territories with which each country shares a maritime border. Two countries separated from each other by a body of water have a maritime border with each other.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Daylight Savings Time end date Fourth Sunday March 2013
Daylight Savings Time start date First Sunday October 2013
Full name Republic of Paraguay 2013
Independence day date May 15 1811
Land border length 3,920 km 2014 48th out of 200
Length of border with Brazil 1,365 km 2014 6th out of 10
National anthems Paraguayos, Rep\u00fablica o Muerte ( Paraguayans, the Republic or Death ) 2011
Neighboring countries and territories Argentina (L) Bolivia (L) Brazil (L) 2014
Number of maritime boundary neighbours 0.0 2014 150th out of 171
Overview

Paraguay experienced more than three decades of dictatorship under Alfredo Stroessner, who was ousted in 1989, but the end of his iron-fisted rule did not bring political stability.

Factional splits led to the assassination of a vice-president, the resignation of a president and an attempted coup.

Stroessner's party, the National Republican Association-Colorado Party, survived his departure and remained in power until 2008.


Full Article
2014

Citation

"Paraguay Background Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Paraguay/Background