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Coordinates: 23°S 58°W / 23°S 58°W / -23; -58

Republic o Paraguay

Motto: "Paz y justicia" (Spaingie)
"Peace an juistice"
Paraguayos, República o Muerte  (Spaingie)
Paraguayans, Republic or Daith
Location o Paraguay
and largest city
25°16′S 57°40′W / 25.267°S 57.667°W / -25.267; -57.667
Offeecial leids
Ethnic groups
GovrenmentUnitar presidential constitutional republic
• Preses
Horacio Cartes
Juan Afara
Chaumer o Senators
Chaumer o Deputes
Unthirldom frae Spain
• Declared
14 May 1811
• Recognised
25 November 1842
• Total
406,752 km2 (157,048 sq mi) (60th)
• Water (%)
• 2015 estimate
6,783,272[1] (104t)
• Density
17.2/km2 (44.5/sq mi) (204t)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$68.005 billion[2] (100t)
• Per capita
$9,779[2] (107t)
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Tot
$28.743 billion[2] (99t)
• Per capita
$4,133[2] (109t)
Gini (2014)negative increase 51.7[3]
HDI (2015)Steady 0.693[4]
medium · 110t
CurrencyGuaraní (PYG)
Time zoneUTC–4 (PYT)
• Summer (DST)
Drivin sideright
Cawin code+595
ISO 3166 codePY
Internet TLD.py
  1. Mixed European an Amerindian.

Paraguay, offeecially the Republic o Paraguay is a landlockt kintra in Sooth Americae. It is bordered bi Argentinae tae the sooth an soothwast, Brazil tae the east an northeast, an Bolivie tae the northwast. Paraguay lies on baith banks o the Paraguay River, which runs throu the centre o the kintra frae north tae sooth. Acause o its central location in Sooth Americae, is whiles referred tae as Corazón de América, or the Hert o Americae.


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Thare ar at least fower versions for the oreegin o the name Paraguay. The literal translation frae Guaraní is Para = o mony varieties; Gua = frae, belongin tae or place; Y = watter, river or loch.


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Cairt o Paraguay
Territorial organization

Paraguay is dividit bi the Río Paraguay intae the eastren region, cawed Eastren Paraguay (Paraguay Oriental) an kent as the Paraná region; an the wastren region, offeecially cawed Wastren Paraguay (Paraguay Occidental), cried the Chaco an aa.

The terrain consists o grassy plains an woodit hills in the east. Tae the wast, thare ar maistly law, marshy plains.


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The local climate ranges frae subtropical tae temperate, wi substantial rainfall in the eastren portions, tho becomin semi-arid in the far wast.

  1. The reverse side o the Coat o airms o Paraguay:


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  1. a b Central Intelligence Agency (2016). "Paraguay". The World Factbook. Langley, Virginia: Central Intelligence Agency. Archived frae the original on 4 November 2015. Retrieved 1 Januar 2017.
  2. a b c d Paraguay. International Monetary Fund
  3. "Gini Index". World Bank. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  4. "2016 Human Development Report" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme. 2016. Retrieved 25 Mairch 2017.
  5. "Paraguay – Constitution, Article 140 About Languages". International Constitutional Law Project. Retrieved 3 December 2007. Cite journal requires |journal= (help) (see translator's note)
  6. "8 LIZCANO" (PDF). Convergencia.uaemex.mx. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 24 Februar 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2012.

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