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Paraguay



FIRST STAMPS ISSUED 1 August 1870.


CURRENCY

1870, 8 reales = 1 peso.
1878, 100 centavos = 1 peso.
1944, 100 centimos = 1 guarani.



Declared independence from Spain and Buenos Aires in 1811. At war with Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay in 1864-70 when between two-thirds and nine- tenths of the population and much territory were lost. Occupied by Brazilian army 1870-6. Fought Bolivia in the Gran Chaco War 1932-5, and kept the territory won by arms. The current president has been re-elected five times since 1954.


Internal postal service begun in 1769 functioned until 1811. The mail route ran from Buenos Aires via Santa Fe and Corrientes to Candelaria and Asuncion.




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