Uruguay, Paraguay, and Bolivia

  • uruguay


    • The capital of Uruguay is Montevideo.

    • Uruguay is the smallest Spanish speaking country in South America.

    • Soccer is the national sport of Uruguay.

    • In 1930, Uruguay hosted the first FIFA World Cup Soccer Championship.

    • Uruguay won the first FIFA World Cup Soccer Championship. They defeated Argentina.

    • Argentina has more cows (12 million) than people (3 million).

    • It has beautiful beaches. It also has beautiful buildings, boulevards, and plazas. It looks just like Europe!

    • Uruguay is the first country in the world to give every schoolchild a free laptop and Wi-Fi access.

  • paraguay


    • The capital of Paraguay and a girl's name in Spanish is Asunción.

    • Paraguay has 2 official languages: Spanish and Guarani.

    • Paraguay has 3 nicknames: "the heart of South America", "the land of water" and "the island surrounded by mainland".

    • El Chaco consists of 60% total area and 3% population of the population lives there. Together is Patagonia, Amazon forest and the Atacama Desert, El Chaco is one of the toughest and difficult regions to live in South America.

    • The traditional music from Paraguay uses a special instrument, the harp.

    • Paraguay is one of the two countries in South America that do not touch an ocean.

    • Of all landlocked countries, Paraguay has the largest power navy in the world.

    • Paraguay is home to one of the largest hydroelectric dams in the world, the Itaipú Dam.

    • Paraguay shares electricity with Argentina and Brazil.

    • The Landfill Harmonic is a children's orchestra in Paraguay. All instruments are completely made out of trash collected from landfills. 

  • bolivia


    • The capital of Bolivia is La Paz.

    • Bolivia has a second capital--Sucre.

    • La Paz means "the peace" in English.

    • Bolivia has over 30 official languages.

    • Bolivia is one of the wettest countries on the planet with an annual rainfall of 16 feet.

    • Bolivia is home to Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flat in the world. Uyuni has a hotel completely made out of salt!

    • Bolivia is home to Camino de las Yungas or The Road of Death, the most dangerous road in the world.

    • El Alto International Airport is the highest international airport in the world. When you arrive to El Alto, they offer you oxygen in case you are experiencing altitude sickness.

    • Bolivia shares Lake Titicaca with Perú.

    • Bolivia is home to 2 of the highest cities in the world: Potosi is known for its silver mines and El Alto that is known to have the highest administrative city in the world.