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The Paraguayan jack has a bicolor saltire, one
diagonal being blue and the other one red, with a
yellow star in the centre.
Ivan Sache 03 Feb 1998
White square flag with red falling and blue rising diagonal stripe,
their intersection covered with a white disk containing a golden
five-pointed star. Znamierowski 1999 [zna99]
p. 94 pictures it too and notes that it is in use since 1934.
Zeljko Heimer, 25 Oct 2002
(Other sources confirming this design include [neu92], [pay00], [ped70] and [kan56] — ed.)
Album’s 1995 recapitulative issue
[pie95] shows this flag with missing white
disk behind the star. I recogn it an error again.
Zeljko Heimer, 27 Oct 2002
Landlocked Paraguay has a navy, with 19 river patrol boats (and 7 more
currently in command in Spain), 1 repair-ship, 4 transports, 1 hydrographer,
5 planes, 4 helicopters, and 3,700 men. (Source:
Cdt Prézelin: Flottes de Combat (Combat Fleets of the
World). Edilarge, sa: Rennes, 1998, & Naval Institute Press:
Armand Noel du Payrat, 03 Feb 1998
Paraguay has a Navy (as Bolivia
does too) and it's not so landlocked since you can easily
reach the sea in Buenos Aires from Asunción through
the rivers Paraguay and Paraná. Other landlocked
countries that have merchant navies coming to mind are
Switzerland and both have naval ensigns.
Vantuyl Barbosa, 03 Feb 1998