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Republic of Paraguay
Flag (obverse)Coat of arms[nb 1]
Motto: "Paz y justicia" (Spanish)
"Peace and justice"
Anthem: 
Paraguayos, República o Muerte  (Spanish)
Paraguayans, Republic or Death
Capital
and largest city
Asunción
25°16′S57°40′W / 25.267°S 57.667°W / -25.267; -57.667
Official languages
Ethnic groups (2000)
DemonymParaguayan
GovernmentUnitarypresidentialconstitutional republic
 • PresidentHoracio Cartes
 • Vice PresidentJuan Afara
LegislatureCongress
 • Upper houseChamber of Senators
 • Lower houseChamber of Deputies
Independence from Spain
 • Declared14 May 1811 
 • Recognized15 May 1811 
Area
 • Total406,752 km2 (60th)
157,048 sq mi
 • Water (%)2.3
Population
 • 2015 estimate6,783,272[2] (104th)
 • Density17.2/km2 (204th)
39/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
 • Total$63.356 billion[3] (100th)
 • Per capita$8,905[3]
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
 • Total$26.804 billion[3] (99th)
 • Per capita$3,767[3]
Gini (2012)Negative increase 48.2[4]
high
HDI (2014)Increase 0.679[5]
medium ·112th
CurrencyGuaraní (PYG)
Time zonePYT(UTC–4)
 • Summer (DST)PYST (UTC–3)
Drives on theright
Calling code+595
ISO 3166 codePY
Internet TLD.py
a.Mixed European and Amerindian.

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of October 9, 2016


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