Travel Information for Paraguay
Time zone:GMT -4 (Paraguay standard time) Daylight savings:    None
Main languages:Guarani, Spanish
Currency: guarani (PYG)

1 = Gs6322, $1 = Gs5665, £1 = Gs7534

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.pyInternational Dialling Code:    595

For help planning your trip to Paraguay including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Paraguay trip planning page.

Further information on Paraguay

Discover more about Paraguay - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of paraguay

Total area: 406,750 sq km (9,450 sq km under water)

Coastline: 0 km (landlocked)

Neighbours (border lengths): Argentina (1,880km), Bolivia (750km), Brazil (1,365km)

Climate: Subtropical climate in east with substantial rainfall, particularly between January and March. October to March is the hottest period with temperatures more pleasant between May and August. The climate becomes more temperate in the west.

Highest mountain: Cerro Pero (Cerro Tres Kandu) (842m)

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for Paraguay from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldPartly Free -
Democracy IndexFlawed democracy 71/167
Economic FreedomModerately Free 83/179
Press FreedomNoticeable problems 107/179
ILGA LGBT rightsLimited rights -
Corruption PerceptionsHigh corruption 150/174
Overall Ranking:    105/195

Other Data & Links

Full name: Republic of Paraguay     Status: Independent Country

Population: 6,703,860 (rank: 103/196)     Density: 16.4 people/sq km (rank: 164/196)

Ethnic groups: mestizo (mixed Spanish and Amerindian) 95%, other 5%

Religions: Roman Catholic 89.6%, Protestant 6.2%, other Christian 1.1%, other or unspecified 1.9%, none 1.1% (2002 census)

GDP (PPP): $45.9 billion       GDP per capita: $6,800 (rank: 115/195)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.