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Which country is farther north, Zaire or Paraguay?

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo, once called Zaire, according to Dictionary.com, is further north than Paraguay. Located in Central Africa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has a northernmost latitude of about 5 degrees North latitude. Paraguay, has a northernmost latitude of about 19 degrees South latitude.

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Paraguay, located in central South America extends to a southernmost point of about 27 degrees South latitude, while the Democratic Republic of the Congo stretches to a southernmost latitude of about 13 degrees South. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is actually dissected by the Equator, while all of Paraguay lies below it and is dissected by the Tropic of Capricorn.

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