Paraguay

Country Profile
Flag of Paraguay

The Country

Geography

Paraguay is surrounded by Brazil, Bolivia, and Argentina in south-central South America. Eastern Paraguay, between the Paraná and Paraguay rivers, is upland country with the thickest population settled on the grassy slope that inclines toward the Paraguay River. The greater part of the Chaco region to the west is covered with marshes, lagoons, dense forests, and jungles. The country is located between 54° to 62° western geographic longitude and 19° to 27° southern geographic latitude and has an area of 406.752 square kilometres (157.047 square miles). The latitude and longitude of the capital Asunción are about 57°37′ W and 25°20′ S.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Paraguay History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Paraguay
World Travel Guide – South America – Paraguay
wikipedia: Paraguay
wikipedia: History of Paraguay
Library of Congress / Area Handbook Series / Paraguay
Infoplease – Paraguay
HispanoLink Paraguay
Governments on the WWW: Paraguay

Aviation

Text to be added on the development of aviation in Paraguay.

Markings

Civil Aircraft Registrations

The registration prefix ‘ZP’ is used from 1929 to present; eg:ZP-AAA to ZP-ZZZ.

An all-time Civil Rotorcraft Register of Paraguay listing is here.

Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Paraguay)
Naval Aviation (Aviación de la Armada Nacional Paraguaya)
Army Aviation (Aviación Ejército Paraguaya) (disbanded in 2010)

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation – VIP transport is provided by the Air Force.
Defence Aviation (Ministerio de Defensa Nacional)
Agricultural Aviation (Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería)
Anti-Drugs Aviation (SENAD)
Flying Schools – The Civil Aviation Regulator for Paraguay, the Dirección Nacional de Aeronautica Civil (DINAC) operates a small flying school called the Instituto Nacional de Aeronáutica Civil (INAC). DINAC does not appear to operate any aircraft of its own.

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – no medical rescue helicopter service at present
Police Aviation (Policia Nacional del Paraguay)

Commercial Aviation

Aerolineas Paraguayas (ARPA)
TAM Paraguay

wikipedia: Airlines of Paraguay
The World’s Airlines: Paraguay

Private Aviation

None at present.

Industry

Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.

Airfields

Civil Airports & Airfields

Asunción/ Silvio Pettirossi IAP (IATA code: ASU)
Ayolas / Ayolas AP (IATA code: AYO)
Boqueron / Neuland AP (ICAO code: SGNE)
Ciudad del Este / Guarani IAP (IATA code: AGT)
Concepción / Mariscal Lopez AP (IATA code: CIO)
Encarnación / Encarnación AP (IATA code: ENO)
Filadelfia / Fernheim AP (IATA code: FLM)
Mariscal Estigarruibia / Mariscal Estigarruibia AP (IATA code: ESG)
Pedro Juan Caballero / Pedro Juan Caballero AP (IATA code: PJC)
Pilar / Pilar AP (IATA code: PIL)
Airports in Paraguay

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing

On Show

Aviation Museums

None at present.

Airshow Dates:
Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

World Air Power Journal No.31 p. 150-152

Aviation Bibliography

Armed Forces of Latin America (Adrian English)

Latin American Military Aviation (John Andrade)

Texan and Harvards in Latin America (Dan Hagedorn)

Latin American Fighters (Iñigo Guevara y Moyano)

Latin American Air Wars and Aircraft 1912-1969 (Dan Hagedorn)

Aircraft of the Chaco War 1928-1935 (Dan Hagedorn / Antonio L. Sapienza)

Air Arsenal North America (Phil Butler)

World Air Forces Directory (Ian Carroll)

Military Balance (IISS)

La Contribución Italiana en la Aviación Paraguaya (Antonio Luis Sapienza, 2007)

Web Links

World Air Forces
Important Dates in Paraguayan Aviation History

Algeria

Country Profile

The Country

Geography

Algeria is located in North Africa on the Mediterranean coast. The country has borders with Tunisia to the northeast, Libya to the east, Niger to the south east, Mali and Mauritania to the south west and Western Sahara and Morocco to the west. To north lies the Mediterranean.

Algeria is the largest country in Africa.

The terrain of Sri Lanka can be divided into three main areas. The Central Highlands in the south-central part of the country consists of a high plateau with mountains rising to 2,524 m (8,281 ft). Most of the rest of the island is characterised by lower-lying plains. In the east and north the plains are divided by long narrow spinal ridges running from the Central highlands towards the coast. A coastal belt surrounds the island, with sandy beaches and natural harbours. The land area is 65,610 square kilometres (25,332 square miles).

The country has a population of 20.3 million (2012 figures). The population is made up of 74.9% Sinhalese, 11.2% Tamil, 9.2% Moors and 2.5% others. In terms of religion, 70.2% of the population is Buddhist, 12.6% Hindu, 9.7% Moslem and 7.5% Christian. The capital is Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte, a suburb of Colombo.

Details to be added.

National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Algeria History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Algeria
wikipedia: Algeria
wikipedia: History of Algeria

Aviation

Text to be added on the development of aviation in Algeria.

Markings

Civil Aircraft Registrations

During the French colonial era, civil aircraft based in Algeria used the registration sequence F-Oxxx 1929-1962. After independence the prefix 7T-xxx was adopted.

An all-time Civil Rotorcraft Register of Algeria listing is here.
An incomplete all-time Civil Aircraft Register of Algeria is here.

Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Air Force (Algerian Air Force)
Army Aviation (Algerian People’s National Army)
Naval Aviation (Algerian National Navy)

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation (Ministerial Air Liaisons Group)
Gendarmerie Aviation (Gendarmerie Nationale)
Coast Guard Aviation – Coast Guard duties are performed by the Navy.

Public Service Aviation

Civil Defence Aviation (Protection Civile)
Medical Aviation – EMS/Rescue helicopter services are provided by the Protection Civile.
Police Aviation (Sûreté Nationale)

Commercial Aviation

Air Algerie

wikipedia: Airlines of Algeria
The World’s Airlines: Algeria

Private Aviation

To be added

Industry

Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.

Airfields

Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in Algeria

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.

On Show

Aviation Museums

Museo del Polisario, Tindouf

Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

None known.

Aviation Bibliography

To be added

Web Links

To be added.