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Fernheim Colony

Central America is the central geographic region of the Americas. It is variably defined either as being a region of the Americas in its own right or as the southern portion of North America. Physiographically, Central America is a tropical isthmus that connects North and South America. It includes 7 countries and many small offshore islands. Overall, the land is fertile and rugged, and dominated through its heart by a string of volcanic mountain ranges with a few active volcanos.
Fernheim Colony is a Russian Mennonite settlement of about 5000 in the Chaco of Paraguay. During the 1930s, some Russian Mennonites seeking to escape Stalinism were admitted into Germany because of their German background. The Russian Mennonites settled nearby, founding Fernheim Colony. The economic base of Fernheim is agriculture and processing of agricultural products. The most important products are cotton, peanuts, beef, milk and dairy products. Fernheim is the second Mennonite colony in Paraguay, after Menno Colony.

Fernheim Colonyis said the place of best geographical environment and can trace its origins back to prehistoric times. It enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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