|Time zone:||GMT -4 (Paraguay standard time)||Daylight savings: None|
|Main languages:||Spanish, Guarani|
€1 = Gs6322, $1 = Gs5665, £1 = Gs7534
(rates as of Sep 2016)
|Internet Domain:||.py||International Dialling Code: 595|
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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
Total area: 406,750 sq km (9,450 sq km under water)
Coastline: 0 km (landlocked)
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 World||Partly Free||-|
|Democracy Index||Flawed democracy||71/167|
|Economic Freedom||Moderately Free||83/179|
|Press Freedom||Noticeable problems||107/179|
|ILGA LGBT rights||Limited rights||-|
|Corruption Perceptions||High corruption||150/174|
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)