According to COUNTRYAAH, Paraguay is a State of South America (406,752 km²). Capital: Asunción. Administrative division: departments (18). Population: 6,230,000 residents (2008 estimate). Language: Guaraní and Spanish (official). Religion: Catholics 89.6%, Protestants 6.2%, non-religious / atheists 1.1%, others 3.1%. Monetary unit: Guaranì (100 cents). Human Development Index: 0.752 (98th place). Borders: Bolivia (N), Brazil (E), Argentina (S and W). Member of: MERCOSUR, OAS, UN and WTO.
On the basis of the 1967 Constitution, amended in 1992, Paraguay is a unitary republic of a presidential type headed by the President of the Republic, elected by direct universal suffrage for a five-year mandate; he is also head of the executive and exercises power with the help of the Council of Ministers. Legislative power is attributed to the Parliament, formed by the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, whose members are elected for 5 years by direct universal suffrage. The system of law in use is based on a mixture of codes (French, Argentine, Roman); justice, which incorporates international provisions, is administered at its highest level by the Supreme Court, but there are also Courts of Appeal and courts of first instance. The defense of the state is guaranteed by regular forces, which include the army, navy and air force; military service is compulsory and takes place from 18 years of age. Its duration varies from 12 to 24 months, depending on whether it is carried out in the army or in the navy. The school organization has ancient roots: the compulsory primary education (from 7 to 12 years old) was introduced in 1870, that of the secondary school (divided today into two three-year cycles, starting from 13 years of age) in 1924, however, the serious shortage of schools and the fragmentation of human settlements have made it difficult to fulfill. There are also technical-professional (three-year) and technical-industrial and commercial secondary schools, which can be accessed directly after primary school. L’ Higher education is given mainly in the National University of Asunción (the oldest, founded in 1890), in the Catholic University (Asunción, 1960) and in other institutes. The illiteracy rate has decreased since the beginning of the new millennium, reaching 5.4% in 2007.
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Temperatures, precipitation, sunshine in Asunción (Paraguay)
|Daytime temperature||33 ° C||33 ° C||32 ° C||28 ° C||25 ° C||23 ° C||23 ° C||24 ° C||26 ° C||29 ° C||31 ° C||32 ° C|
|Night temperature||23 ° C||22 ° C||21 ° C||19 ° C||16 ° C||14 ° C||14 ° C||14 ° C||16 ° C||18 ° C||20 ° C||22 ° C|
|Precipitation in mm||158||122||115||157||110||72||42||77||79||116||153||132|
|Hours of sunshine||8||8||7||7||6||5||6||6||6||7||8||8|
The annual average temperature in Asunción is 22.7 ° C. For comparison: Munich reaches an average of 8.6 ° C, in Berlin it is 9.6 ° C. The warmest month is January (27.5 ° C), coldest month of June with averages of 17.6 ° C.
The annual precipitation is 1333 mm. For comparison: In Munich, 967 mm, in Berlin 570 mm, precipitation is measured annually. There is no rainy season, i.e. months with more than 175 mm of precipitation. You cannot expect snow in any month in Asunción.
As our climate table shows, November is the sunniest month with an average of 8.3 hours of sunshine per day. On average over the year the sun shines for 6.8 hours per day. For comparison: In Munich and Berlin, the sun shines an average of 4.7 hours per day throughout the year.
The following larger towns are nearby and have a similar climate: Luque, Capiatá, San Lorenzo, Lambaré and Fernando de la Mora.