Paraguay

Paraguay's flagLocation: South America
Official name: Republic of Paraguay
Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1811 / 1938
Capital city: Asunción
Population: 6.5 million / 42 people per sq mile (16 people per sq km)
Total land area: 157,046 square miles (406,750 square km)
Language(s) spoken: Guaraní, Spanish (official language), German
Main religions: Roman Catholic 90%, Protestant (including Mennonite) 10%
Ethnic mix: Mestizo 91%, Other 7%, Amerindian 2%
Government type: Presidential system
Currency: Guaraní = 100 céntimos
Literacy rate: 95%
Calorie consumption (daily per person): 2622 kilocalories


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