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Neuland Colony

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Neuland Colony is a Mennonite settlement in Paraguay. The settlement in Boquerón Department was founded in 1947 by Russian Mennonites of German language culture and ancestry who fled the Soviet Union for Paraguay after World War II. In 2008 it had about 3,400 residents.The site is near Filadelfia, the capital of Boquerón, and not far from neighbouring Presidente Hayes Department. Neuland is within the Gran Chaco and hosts among other things a museum of colonisation history and a monument remembering the Chaco War.The monthly newspaper, Neuland – Informiert und Diskutiert, is one of several German language newspapers in Paraguay.EtymologyIts name means "New Land", was founded by settlers of German origin, is the youngest of the Mennonite colonies.ClimateThe climate is tropical, with a maximum of 45 degrees Celsius in summer, and a minimum of 9 degrees Celsius in winter. The average is 25 degrees. It presents long drought followed by torrential rains.GeographyPlain that does not exceed 300 meters above sea level. There are sporadic undulations which are fertile land for agriculture and animal husbandry.It is close to Filadelfia, the capital of Boquerón Department, and not far from the neighborhood of Presidente Hayes. Neuland falls within the Gran Chaco.
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