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Capital: Asuncion


Total Population: 6,725,308
Natural Increase: 1.3%
Density: 17 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 59.9%
Ethnic Origins: About 95% Mestizo (mixed Spanish and Amerindian) and 5% other ethnic backgrounds.
Official Language: Spanish, Guarani
Other Languages Spoken: German, Plautdietsch, Guana
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Roman Catholic 89.6%, Protestant 6.2%, other Christian 1.1%, Other or unspecified 1.9%, None 1.1%.
Literacy Rate: 93.5%
National Currency: Paraguayan Guarani (PYG)
Exchange rate (average of the last 30 days):
1 PYG = 0.0002 EUR

Country Overview

Area: 406,752 km²
Type of State: Democratic Republic. 
Type of Economy: Lower-middle-income economy.
An economy heavily dependent on agriculture and revenue from exports.
HDI*: 0.679/1
HDI (World Rank): 112/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Paraguay, dial 002
To call Paraguay, dial +595
Internet Suffix: .py
Telephone Lines: 5.6 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 27.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 98.2% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20122013201420152016
Imports of Goods (million USD) 11,55512,14212,16910,2919,753
Exports of Goods (million USD) 7,2839,4569,6368,3618,494
Imports of Services (million USD) 9061,0481,0851,0711,093
Exports of Services (million USD) 667772824794965

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, 2017


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