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Republic of Paraguay
Motto: "Paz y justicia" (Spanish)
"Peace and justice"
Anthem: 
Paraguayos, República o Muerte  (Spanish)
Paraguayans, Republic or Death
Location of Paraguay
Capital
and largest city
Asunción
25°16′S57°40′W / 25.267°S 57.667°W / -25.267; -57.667
Official languages
Ethnic groups(2016[1])
DemonymParaguayan
GovernmentUnitarypresidentialconstitutional republic
Horacio Cartes
Juan Afara
LegislatureCongress
Chamber of Senators
Chamber of Deputies
Independence from Spain
• Declared
14 May 1811
• Recognized
25 November 1842
Area
• Total
406,752 km2 (157,048 sq mi) (60th)
• Water (%)
2.3
Population
• 2015 estimate
6,783,272[1] (104th)
• Density
17.2/km2 (44.5/sq mi) (204th)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$68.005 billion[2] (100th)
• Per capita
$9,779[2] (107th)
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Total
$28.743 billion[2] (99th)
• Per capita
$4,133[2] (109th)
Gini (2014)Negative increase 51.7[3]
high
HDI (2015)Steady 0.693[4]
medium · 110th
CurrencyGuaraní (PYG)
Time zonePYT(UTC–4)
• Summer (DST)
PYST (UTC–3)
Drives on theright
Calling code+595
ISO 3166 codePY
Internet TLD.py
  1. Mixed European and Amerindian.

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 9, 2017


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