Paraguay is a small country in South America caught between its giant neighbors such as Brazil and Argentina, plus Bolivia close to the northern border. Country relatively flat, its western regions resemble vast pampas, where the climate can turn to aridity in places. To the east, the green is present in more watered areas that include the passage most of the Paraguayan population. Two major rivers, the Parana and Paraguay, irrigate the country. The capital, Asuncion, was named by its Spanish founder, at the time of the colonization of the country: historical controls interesting this period are santisima-trinidad-de-parana-and-jesus-de-Tavarangue Jesuit missions founded in order to Christianize the native population, mainly consisting in Guarani Indians: they are today only a small minority in Paraguay, which the population is over time largely mixed.