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Fires in the Chaco Region of Eastern Paraguay

25.3S 57.6W

June 17th, 2010 Category: Fires

Paraguay - June 6th, 2010

Paraguay - June 6th, 2010

Paraguay is located in south-central South America. It has an area of 157,048 sq mi (406,752 sq km) and a population (2009 est.) of about 6,349,000. The capital is AsunciĆ³n.

Paraguay is a landlocked country of plains and swampland. The Paraguay River, flowing from north to south, divides the country into two geographic regions: the eastern region, which is an extension of the Brazilian Plateau; and the western region, which forms part of the Chaco.

This image focuses on the eastern region, near the border with Argentina (identifiable as the dark green area in the lower right quadrant). Upon opening the full image, a few small agricultural fires can be seen releasing smoke towards the southwest.

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