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Paraguay Facts

  • Name: Paraguay
    (long form) Republic of Paraguay
  • Capital City: Asuncion (680,250 pop.)
    (2,164,316 metro)
  • Paraguay Population: 6,623,252 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Paraguay Guarani (PYG)
    (conversion rates)

    Paraguay Guarani
    One Hundred Thousand Paraguayan Guaranies
  • Ethnicity: Mestizo (mixed Spanish and Amerindian) 95%, other 5%
  • GDP total: $41.1 billion (2012 est)
  • GDP per capita: $6,100 (2012 est)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Spanish (official), Guarani (official)
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Asuncion, San Lorenzo, Capiata, Lambare, Fernando de la Mora, Limpio, Nemby
  • Name: The official name is a compound phrase of a few Guaraní words. The literal translation contains three words. First, Para which means "of many varieties". Second, Gua which means "belonging to or place". Third, Y which means "water, river or lake".
  • National Day: May 15
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 89.6%, Protestant 6.2%, other Christian 1.1%, other or unspecified 1.9%, none 1.1%
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