Geographical Situation: Paraguay, the heart of South America is a landlocked country, located between latitudes 19° 18 S and 27° 36 S and longitude 57° 19 W and 62° 38 W.
It borders on the northern side with Bolivia and Brazil, on the eastern side with Brazil and Argentine, on the southern side with Argentine and on the western side with Bolivia and Argentine.
The average summer temperature is between 25°C and 35°C, while the average winter temperature is between 10° C and 20° C.
Departments: Concepción, San Pedro, Cordillera, Guairá, Caaguazú, Caazapá, Itapúa, Misiones, Paraguarí, Alto Paranà, Central, Neembucú, Arrambay, Canindeyú, Presidente Hayes, Alto Paraguay, Boquerón y Asunción, the Capital District.
Weather: Tropical to Subtropical. Average temperature 25°C to 35°C during Summer and 10°C to 20°C during Winter.
Time Zone: GMT -4
Population: 6.800.000 inhabitants
Official languages: Spanish and Guaraní
Currency: Guaraní, US Dollars also accepted
Banking Hours: Monday through Friday from 8.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.
Drinking Water: Tap water is drinkable
Power Supply: 220 volts and 50 cycles
Official Holidays: January 1, New Year’s Day; March 1 Heroes Day; Holy Thursday and Good Friday; May 1 Labor Day; May 15 Independence Day; June 12 Peace of the Chaco War; August 15 Foundation of Asunción; December 8 Virgin of Caacupé; December 25 Christmas Day.
Religion: Constitutionally guaranteed religious freedom. Predominant religion: Apostolic Roman Catholic.
Government: Republic, Representative Democracy. The Executive Branch (Presidential System), the two chamber Legislature Branch (Senatores and Deputies) and the Judiciary.