Latin America & Caribbean

Paraguay profile

The ruins of the Jesuit Missions at Santisima Trinidad del Parana
The ruins of the Jesuit Missions at Santisima Trinidad del Parana - built in the year 1706 - are on Unesco's World Heritage List
  • Full name: Republic of Paraguay
  • Population: 6.7 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Asuncion
  • Area: 406,752 sq km (157,048 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Spanish, Guarani
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 71 years (men), 75 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 guarani = 100 centimos
  • Main exports: Soyabeans, cotton, meat, edible oils, timber
  • GNI per capita: US $3,020 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .py
  • International dialling code: +595