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Paraguay is part of:
Latin America and Caribbean · South America ·
Water Basins of Paraguay:
La Plata ·
Facts & Figures edit
Capital Asunción
Neighbouring Countries Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina
Total Area 406,750 km2
  - Water 9,450 km2 (2.32%) / 232 m2/ha
  - Land 397,300 km2
Coastline 0 km
Population 6,158,259 (15.1 inhab./km2)
HDIA 0.752 (2007)
Gini CoefficientA 58.4 (1995)
Nominal GDPB $16,360 million
GDP (PPP) Per CapitaB $8,500
National UN Presence FAO, UNDP, WHO, UNICEF, WMO
Land UseC
  - Cultivated Land 30,632 km2 (7.71%)
     - Arable 29,678 km2 (7.47%)
     - Permanent Crops 954 km2 (0.24%)
     - Irrigated 670 km2
  - Non cultivated 45,836 km2 (92.29%)
Average Annual RainfallD 1130 mm
Renewable Water ResourcesE 336 km3
Water WithdrawalsF 0.49 km3/yr
  - For Agricultural Use 71%
  - For Domestic Use 20%
  - For Industrial Use 8%
  - Per Capita 776 m3
Population with safe access to
  - Improved Water Source 86%
     - Urban population 99%
     - Rural population 68%
  - Improved Sanitation 80%
     - Urban population 94%
     - Rural population 61%
References & Remarks
A UNDP Human Development Report
B CIA World Factbook and Wikipedia
C CIA World Factbook Country Profiles
D Aquastat - FAO's Information System on Water and Agriculture
E CIA World Factbook
F Earthtrends

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Country Profile: Climate, Geography, Socio-Economic Context

Country Profile: Water Bodies and Resources

Country Profile: Legal and Institutional Environment

In June 2007, Paraguay passed a Water Resources Law defining water as a public good. It guarantees access to a minimum quantity of drinking water per day, holding this to be a human right. The exact amount is to be determined by the Ministry of Public Health. The Law exempts water use for households and small familyowned businesses from charges. Provision of water for other purposes will depend on the availability of resources and will be taxed accordingly. The Law promotes respect for indigenous customary rights and highlights the minimum volume of water required to sustain ecosystems (Arrieta, 2007).

Country Profile: Water Sector Coordination

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Country Profile: Trends in Water Use, Management and Sanitation

Country Profile: Challenges and Opportunities


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