flag Paraguay Paraguay: Statistical Overview

Capital: Asuncion


Total Population: 6,780,744
Natural Increase: 1.1%
Density: 17 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 62.8%
Ethnic Origins: The population of Paraguay is mainly composed of Mestizos (mixed Spanish and Amerindian). There are also some indigenous peoples.
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%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Asuncion

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Paraguayan Guarani (PYG)

Country Overview

Area: 406,752 km²
Type of State: Presidential 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 20192020202120222023
Imports of Goods (million USD) 12,54410,21713,56015,85316,105
Exports of Goods (million USD) 7,9688,51810,5479,95711,891
Imports of Services (million USD) 2,0411,2521,7222,3982,444
Exports of Services (million USD) 2,2031,3841,5982,1552,544

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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