Where is Paraguay?

Located in Central South America, Paraguay has a 4,655.00 km border with Argentina (2,531 km), Bolivia (753 km) and Brazil (1,371 km).There is a region of the country at the convergence of the Argentina-Brazil-Paraguay border that is the focus of money laundering operations, as well as illegal narcotics trafficking.

Paraguay is a South American country covering 406,752.00 km2 of which 2.32% is water and 397,302.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 61st largest country in the world and about three times the size of New York state; slightly smaller than California. Its geographic coordinates are 23 00 S, 58 00 W and Asuncion is the capital city.

The origin of the name Paraguay is not known.

Its ISO code is PY.

Geography

Paraguay has a mean elevation of 178 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is junction of Rio Paraguay and Rio Parana which is 46m above sea level. Its highest elevation is Cerro Pero which is 842m above tall.

It has a varied climate from tropical in the east to dry desert in the west. Its terrain is mostly made up of grassyplains, marshy plains, and dry forests.

Population

Paraguay has a population of 6,862,812 making it the 104th largest in the world. The majority of the country lives in the eastern region of the country.

Spanish and Guarani are official languages. The major ethnic group reported is mestizo. The majority of the population identifies as Roman Catholic.

The dialing code for the country is 595.

Government

Paraguay is an independent country. It gained independence from Spain in 1811. Its constitution was last ratified in 1992.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Paraguay's GDP is $64,670,000,000.00 (USD) with $9,500.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 102nd largest economy and its citizens the 137th richest in the world. The currency of Paraguay is the Guarani (PYG).

Its major export partners are Brazil, Russia, Chile, and Argentina. Its main exports are soybeans, livestock feed, cotton, meat, and edible oils. Its major import partners are Brazil, China, and Argentina. Its major imports include road vehicles, consumer goods, and tobacco.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017