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Famous Paraguayans

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Paraguay's Information

Flag of Paraguay
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)
People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

A - B

  • Pablo Alborno artist
  • Hugo Rodriguez-Alcala author
  • Martin Almada human rights activist, nobel laureate
  • Lourdes Arevalos Miss Paraguay
  • Luis Maria Argana politician
  • Eusebio Ayala former president, author
  • Cecilio Baez politician, author
  • Agustin Barboza singer, composer
  • Agustin Barrios-Mangore guitarist, composer
  • Augusto Roa Bastos author
  • Justo Pastor Benitez author
  • Jaime Bestard artist
C - D
  • Julian Perez Cardosa musician
  • Gabriel Casaccia author
  • Mario Paz Castaing politician
  • Jose Luis Chilavert soccer player
  • Julio Correa playwright
  • Serafina Davalos feminist
  • Rossana De Los Rios tennis player
  • Manuel Dominguez author
E - F
  • Arsenio Erico soccer player
  • Victor Espinola musician
  • Renee Ferrer de Arrellaga author
  • Jose Asuncion Flores director, composer
  • Jose Gaspar Rodriguez de Francia first president
  • Carlos Franco golfer
  • Julio Cesar Franco politician, former vice-president
  • Nicanor Duarte Frutos former president
  • Digno Garcia musician
  • Herminio Gimenez composer
  • Juan Silvano Godoy politician
  • Sila Godoy guitarist, composer
  • Juan Natalicio Gonzalez former president, author
  • Julieta Granada golfer
  • Raul Cubas Grau politician, former president

I - P

  • Julio Cesar Ingolotti chess player
  • Carlos Antonio Lopez politician, former president
  • Francisco Solano Lopez politician, former president
  • Luis Gonzalez Macchi politician, former president
  • Lino Oviedo former general, coup leader
  • Victor Pecci tennis player
  • Silvio Pettirossi aviator
  • Josefina Pla poet, artist
R - W
  • Andres Rodriguez army general, former president
  • Berta Rojas musician
  • Roque Santa Cruz footballer
  • Alfredo Stroessner former dictator
  • Cindy Taylor actress, television host
  • Ofelia Echague Vera artist
  • Juan Carlos Wasmosy former president

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