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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  (dark green)in South America  (grey)
Location of  Paraguay  (dark green)

in South America  (grey)

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
Guaraní (colloquial)[2]
GovernmentUnitarypresidentialconstitutional republic
Horacio Cartes
Juan Afara
LegislatureCongress
Senate
Chamber of Deputies
Independence from Spain
• Declared
14 May 1811
• Recognized
25 November 1842
Area
• Total
406,752 km2 (157,048 sq mi) (59th)
• Water (%)
2.3
Population
• 2018 estimate
6,897,384[3] (104th)
• Density
16.95/km2 (43.9/sq mi) (204th)
GDP (PPP)2018 estimate
• Total
$72.137 billion[4] (100th)
• Per capita
$10,227[4] (112th)
GDP (nominal)2018 estimate
• Total
$30.556 billion[4] (101th)
• Per capita
$4,332[4] (111th)
Gini (2015)Positive decrease 48[5]
high
HDI (2015)Steady 0.693[6]
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 January 20, 2018


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