Location

Paraguay, one of the smallest countries of South America, is situated between the parallels 19.18° and 27.36° South Latitude, and between the meridians 54.19° and 62.38° West Longitude.

Map of the location of Paraguay in South America

Map of the location of Paraguay in South America

It has a total land area of 157,048 square miles and along the north borders Bolivia and Brazil, Argentina to the south, Brazil to the east and Bolivia and Argentina to the west.

A landlocked country, it accesses the sea through its neighbors, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, and in times past, it did so via its large rivers, particularly the Paraguay river.