This Country fascinated me with the title of –The cheapest country in the world.
The country was called “parrot gay” on ancient maps. The reason behind this was a homosexual parrot called Frank that was befriended (and later eaten) by early Jesuit (a member of the Society of Jesus) settlers.
The best part is –
Education is free to all here.
Strange but true-
Duelling between two people is legal here but the competitors have to be registered blood donors. It is also mandatory for there to be medical staff on hand.
Instead of greeting people with a “hello”, you have to say “adios” which actually means goodbye. This is meant to be an indication to people who you bump into that you can’t really spare the time to stop and share a drink
Its Contribution to World-
This country is the largest exporter of Hydroelectric power and Soy beans.
Sad to know-
Paraguay’s deforestation rate is one of the highest in the world.
Proud of them-
Paraguayan women produce some of the world’s best lacework. Ñandutí is a famous traditional Paraguayan embroidered lace also called as “spider lace”.
As a Nation-
Paraguay’s flag is the only national flag in the world to have different emblems on the obverse (front) and reverse (back).
The lapacho is the national tree of Paraguay.
Paraguay In Records-
This country is in the Guinness Book of World Records for having hosted the world’s biggest barbecue ever with around 30,000 participants.
Interesting! Homes here have no doorbells. Instead, you are expected to announce your arrival by clapping your hands. The weather in the country is very hot and windows are always left open this the claps can be heard very clearly.
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