GDP Official Exchange Rate (OER is more precise at gauging a countries economic power)

(Estimated 2011): $22.3 billion (US$) or (GBP)

GDP (OER) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): (US$) or (GBP)


GDP Purchasing Power Parity (PPP is good for gauging living conditions and use of resources but not as accurate as OER. This data has been calculated based on the sum value of all goods and services produced in the country valued at prices prevailing in the United States) 

 (Estimated 2011): $36.21 billion (US$) or (GBP)

GDP (PPP) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): $5,500 (US$) or (GBP)


Capital: Asunción

Population (Estimated July 2012): 6,541,591

Area: 406,752km2 or 157,048mi2

Currency: Guaraní (Plural Guaranies)

Official Language: Spanish and Guaraní

Political Information: Presidential Republic

Official Religion: No Official Religion
(approximately 89.6% of the population are Roman Catholic, 6.2% are Protestant, 1.1% have other Christian beliefs, 1.9 have other religious beliefs and 1.1% have no religious beliefs)

Highest Mountain: Cerro Pero at 842m or 2,762ft

Largest River:


Map of Paraguay

Time Zone (GMT/UTC): -4:00




Counties/Provinces/States: 17 departments (departamentos, singular - departamento) and 1 capital city*; Alto Paraguay, Alto Parana, Amambay, Asuncion*, Boqueron, Caaguazu, Caazapa, Canindeyu, Central, Concepcion, Cordillera, Guaira, Itapua, Misiones, Neembucu, Paraguari, Presidente Hayes, San Pedro

Leaders: President Fernando Lugo with Vice President Federico Franco.


Additional: Gained independence from Spain on the 14th of May 1811.


Sources: CIA World Fact Book, and Encyclopaedia Britannica.

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