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Paraguay


History of Jewish immigration

By the nineteenth century, came to Paraguay Jewish immigrants from countries like France, Switzerland, Italy.
During World War II arrived from Egypt and Turkey sephardies Jews.
In the 20s, there was a second wave of immigrants from Ukraine and Poland.

Between 1933 and 1939, 15,000 to 20,000 Jews from Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia took advantage of liberal immigration laws of Paraguay to escape from Nazi-occupied in Europe.
After World War II, most Jews who arrived in Paraguay were survivors of concentration camps.

Today, there are 1,000 Jews living mostly in the capital of Paraguay, Asuncion.

A little about the country

Paraguay is a country of America, which has no sea coast, but has two major rivers, the Paraguay and Parana flowing naturally to the Rio de la Plata, both fully navigable and over which it exercises sovereignty Paraguay.
The Paraguayan territory has a total of 406,752 km.

Paraguay is a secular, democratic and unitary state, organized into 17 governorates or departments and its capital, Asunciˇn, located on the banks of " Paraguay River."

The climate is tropical and subtropical, the average annual temperature is 22░C.
Paraguay has approximately 6,669,086 inhabitants (July 2007), and has a mixed population is fairly homogeneous.

Paraguay is the only bilingual country with two official languages ​​in Latin America, both languages ​​of equal value, the Spanish conquerors and the native Guarani (declared in 1992 as the official language, a language spoken by about four million people in Paraguay).

The currency is the Guarani ( PYG ) .