The country named after a river
Paraguay is a Guarani word. It is also a way to redeem our country's mediterranean condition through poetic justice, for although there is no definitive consensus on its meaning, every interpretation is related in some way or another to water. Some say it means "the river that bears an ocean". The Spanish scientist Felix de Azara indicated that it referred to payagua-y or "water of the Payagua people", in reference to the group of natives that inhabited the river’s shores. To the Franco- Argentine historian Paul Groussac, our country's name means "the river that goes by the sea", the sea being the Pantanal. Settling the matter of this uncertain name will probably never be possible, as sea and river in Paraguay are one.
The heart of South America
|ROAD DISTANCES FROM ASUNCION TO:|
|ROUTE DISTANCES FROM ASUNCION|
|Curitiba (BR)||965 km.|
|Sao Paulo (BR)||1370 km.|
|Rio de Janeiro (BR)||1485 km.|
|Buenos Aires (AR)||1269 km.|
|Montevideo (UY)||1350 km.|
|Santiago (CL)||2250 km.|
An excellent logistical location
Five minutes away from the beltway to the city of Asuncion. Fifteen minutes away from Silvio Pettirossi International Airport. Twenty minutes away from Asuncion's new hotel and financial center.