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Paraguay's Quick Facts

Land Area 397,302 km2
Water Area 9,450 km2
Total Area 406,752 km2
Population 6,862,812
Population Density 16.87 / km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $64.67 Billion
GDP Per Capita $9,500
Currency Guarani (PYG)
Largest Cities
  • Asuncion (1,482,200)
  • Ciudad del Este (320,782)
  • San Lorenzo (227,876)
  • Capiata (198,553)
  • Lambare (126,377)
  • Fernando de la Mora (120,167)
  • Limpio (96,143)
  • Nemby (94,641)
  • Pedro Juan Caballero (75,109)
  • Encarnacion (74,983)
  • 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 GuaranĂ­ 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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