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Where is Paraguay?

map showing the location of Paraguay

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.

Paraguay shares land borders with 3 countries: Bolivia, Argentina, Brazil.

To learn more, visit our detailed Paraguay section.

Quick facts

Population 6,541,591
Density 16.5 / km2 ( 42.6 / mi2 )
Languages Spanish, Guarani
Independence Year 1811
Capital Asuncion (Asuncion)
Currency Guarani
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
Minimum Longitude -62.650
Maximum Longitude -54.260
Mininum Latitude -27.610
Maximum Latitude -19.340

What is the capital of Paraguay?

map showing the location of Paraguay
Location of Asuncion on a map.

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

City Asuncion
Country Paraguay
Population 1,482,200
Longitude -57.63591000
Latitude -25.30066000
Elevation 133 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Paraguay

Rank City Population
#2Ciudad del Este320,782
#3San Lorenzo227,876
#6Fernando de la Mora120,167
#9Pedro Juan Caballero75,109
#11Colonia Mariano Roque Alonso72,008
#13Villa Elisa64,099
#14Villa Hayes57,217
#15San Antonio55,754
#17Presidente Franco54,292
#18Coronel Oviedo51,286

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.