Located in the continent of South America, Paraguay covers 397,302 square kilometers of land and 9,450 square kilometers of water, making it the 60th largest nation in the world with a total area of 406,752 square kilometers.
Paraguay became an independent state in 1811, after gaining its sovereignty from Spain. The population of Paraguay is 6,541,591 (2012) and the nation has a density of 16 people per square kilometer.
The currency of Paraguay is the Guarani (PYG). As well, the people of Paraguay are refered to as Paraguayan.
The dialing code for the country is 595 and the top level internet domain for Paraguayan sites is .py.
To learn more, visit our detailed Paraguay section.
|Density||16.5 / km2 ( 42.6 / mi2 )|
|GDP||30,984,747,863 (2014 data)|
|GDP per Capita||4,737 (2014 data)|
|Land Area||397,302 km2 (153,399 mi2)|
|Water Area||9,450 km2 (3,649 mi2)|
|Neighbouring Countries||Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil|
What is the capital of Paraguay?
Asuncion is the capital city of Paraguay. It has a population of 1,482,200, and is located on a latitue of -25.3 and longitude of -57.64.
Asuncion is also the political center of Paraguay, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.
Quick Facts About Asuncion, the Capital Of Paraguay
|Elevation||133 meters over sea level|
Most popular cities in Paraguay
|#2||Ciudad del Este||320,782|
|#6||Fernando de la Mora||120,167|
|#9||Pedro Juan Caballero||75,109|
|#11||Colonia Mariano Roque Alonso||72,008|
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