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About Paraguay in detail
Where is Paraguay?
Paraguay, in case, if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 25 16 S 57 40 W otherwise in South America, in Central South America, northeast of Argentina, southwest of Brazil.
What is the capital city of Paraguay?
The capital city of Paraguay is: Asunción.
What is the time in Asunción?
It is 1 hour ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time, the timezone of Asunción is: UTC-4.
What is the Internet code for Paraguay?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Paraguay is: .py
What is the size of Paraguay?
The territory of Paraguay is total: 406,752 sq km; land: 397,302 sq km, water: 9,450 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Paraguay is slightly smaller than California.
If we would like to walk around and discover Paraguay, we can do that by covering a distance of total: 4,655 km.
What is the water coverage of Paraguay?
We have already mentioned on this website, that what percentage of Paraguay is covered by water (see below), and this includes 0 km (landlocked country) coastline.
What is the climate like in Paraguay?
The climate of Paraguay is subtropical to temperate: substantial rainfall in the eastern portions, becoming semiarid in the far west.
Geographical data of Paraguay
The elevation of Paraguay; mean elevation: 178 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: junction of Rio Paraguay and Rio Parana 46 m, highest point: Cerro Pero 842 m.
The typical geographical details of Paraguay include grassy plains and wooded hills east of Rio Paraguay; Gran Chaco region west of Rio Paraguay mostly low, marshy plain near the river, and dry forest and thorny scrub elsewhere.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Paraguay is landlocked country; lies between Argentina, Bolivia, and Brazil; population concentrated in southern part of country.
Resources and land use of Paraguay
The country’s main mined products are hydropower, timber, iron ore, manganese, limestone. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 53.8%; arable land 10.8%; permanent crops 0.2%; permanent pasture 42.8%; forest: 43.8%; other: 2.4% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Paraguay
The number of inhabitants of Paraguay is 6,862,812 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of the population distribution, it is safe to say that most of the population resides in the eastern half of the country; to the west lies the Gran Chaco, which accounts for 60% of the land territory, but only 2% of the overall population.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 59.7% of the total population (2015).
Most of the population in Paraguay is concentrated in Asunción (capital) 2.356 million (2015).
Ethnicity in Paraguay
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: mestizo (mixed Spanish and Amerindian) 95%, other 5%.
Spoken languages in Paraguay
The spoken languages in Paraguay are the following: Spanish (official language), Guarani (official language).
What are the most important religions in Paraguay?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Roman Catholic 89.6%, Protestant 6.2%, other Christian 1.1%, other or unspecified 1.9%, none 1.1% (2002 census).
Further population data of Paraguay
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 25.04% (male 874,541 / female 844,212) 15-24 years: 19.74% (male 680,998 / female 673,534) 25-54 years: 40.56% (male 1,392,814 / female 1,390,655) 55-64 years: 7.74% (male 270,769 / female 260,300) 65 years and over: 6.92% (male 222,435 / female 252,554) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Paraguay is 1.17% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Paraguay the birth rate is 16.5 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 4.7 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so childbearing is extended. In Paraguay, the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best-case scenario, although the birth of the children postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as life expectancy also extended. In the case of Paraguay, these figures are. With the introduction of modern medicine, vaccinations, and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Paraguay are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 9.8% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Paraguay
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Landlocked Paraguay has a market economy distinguished by a large informal sector, featuring re-export of imported consumer goods to neighboring countries, as well as the activities of thousands of microenterprises and urban street vendors. A large percenOn a per capita basis, real income has stagnated at 1980 levels. The economy grew rapidly between 2003 and 2008 as growing world demand for commodities combined with high prices and favorable weather to support Paraguay’s commodity-based export expansion.In addition to the agricultural challenges, political uncertainty, corruption, limited progress on structural reform, and deficient infrastructure are the main obstacles to long-term growth.
GDP is a prominent figure, as all the relevant calculations and statistics based on it. GDP in Paraguay is $27.32 billion (2015 estimate).
Another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Paraguay is 3.5% (2016 estimate) 3.1% (2015 estimate) 4.7% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy; remember in 2015, when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Paraguay this is $9,400 (2016 estimate) $9,200 (2015 estimate) $9,000 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Paraguay produces?
The main agricultural products of Paraguay are cotton, sugarcane, soybeans, corn, wheat, tobacco, cassava (manioc, tapioca), fruits, vegetables; beef, pork, eggs, milk; timber.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are sugar, cement, textiles, beverages, wood products, steel, base metals, electric power. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on sugar, cement, textiles, beverages, wood products, steel, base metals, electric power.
Drinking water source in Paraguay
It is important to mention, that – thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 100% of the population, rural: 94.9% of the population, total: 98% of the population. Unimproved: urban: 0% of the population, rural: 5.1% of the population, total: 2% of the population (2015 estimate).
The average number of childbirth in Paraguay
In Paraguay, the average number of delivery is 1.91 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Paraguay
The average age of the population is total: 27.8 years; male: 27.5 years, female: 28 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Paraguay it is 18 years of age, universal and compulsory until the age of 75.
In this age, when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Paraguay is -0.1 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: yes. Citizenship by descent: at least one parent must be a native-born citizen of Paraguay. Dual citizenship recognized: yes, residency requirement for naturalization: 3 years.
Is Paraguay a safe destination? Healthcare services and infectious diseases in Paraguay
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and infectious diseases of their destinations. In Paraguay density of the hospital beds is 1.3 beds / 1,000 population (2011).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Paraguay the degree of risk: intermediatefood or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fevervectorborne disease: dengue fever. Note: active local transmission of Zika virus by Aedes species mosquitoes has been identified in this country (as of August 2016); it poses an important risk (a large number of cases possible) among US citizens if bitten by an infective mosquito; other less common ways to get Zika are through sex, via blood transfusion, or during pregnancy, in which the pregnant woman passes Zika virus to her fetus (2016).
However, HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Paraguay the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate of obese adults in Paraguay is 15.1% (2014).
What are the natural hazards in Paraguay? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Paraguay are local flooding in the southeast (early September to June); poorly drained plains may become boggy (early October to June).
More interesting facts about Paraguay
A few words about the past, as every country and society, is connected to its history; Paraguay achieved its independence from Spain in 1811. In the disastrous War of the Triple Alliance (1865-70) – between Paraguay and Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay – Paraguay lost two-thirds of its adult males and much of its territory. The country stagnated economically for the next half century. Following the Chaco War of 1932-35 with Bolivia, Paraguay gained a large part of the Chaco lowland region. The 35-year military dictatorship of Alfredo STROESSNER ended in 1989, and, despite a marked increase in political infighting in recent years, Paraguay has held relatively free and regular presidential elections since the country’s return to democracy.
In every nation’s memory, some cornerstones placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Paraguay: 14 May 1811 (from Spain).
The flag and other symbols of Paraguay
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, three equal, horizontal bands of red (top), white, and blue with an emblem centered in the white band; unusual flag in that the emblem is different on each side; the obverse (hoist side at the left), bears the national coat of arms (a yellow five-pointed star within a green wreath capped by the words REPUBLICA DEL PARAGUAY, all within two circles); the reverse (hoist side at the right), bears a circular seal of the treasury (a yellow lion below a red Cap of Liberty and the words PAZ Y JUSTICIA (Peace and Justice)); red symbolizes bravery and patriotism, white represents integrity and peace, and blue denotes liberty and generosity. Note: the three color bands resemble those on the flag of the Netherlands; one of only three national flags that differ on their obverse and reverse sides – the others are Moldova and Saudi Arabia.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of national unity is the national anthem. The primary purpose of the anthem is to share the nation’s core values, endeavors, and patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Paraguay: lion; national colors: red, white, blue.
Constitution of Paraguay
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of the United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Paraguay?
Most of the time, the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Paraguay is a civil law system with influences from Argentine, Spanish, Roman, and French civil law models; judicial review of legislative acts in Supreme Court of Justice.
It was Aristotle who founded the Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined the way we still use them. In most democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Paraguay, we can highlight the following structures bicameral National Congress or Congreso Nacional consists of the Chamber of Senators or Camara de Senadores (45 seats; members directly elected in a single nationwide constituency by proportional representation vote to serve 5-year terms) and the Chamber of Deputies or Camara de Diputados (80 seats; members directly elected in 18 multi-seat constituencies – corresponding to the country’s 17 departments and capital city – by proportional representation vote to serve 5-year terms)elections: Chamber of Senators – last held on 21 April 2013 (next to be held in April 2018); Chamber of Deputies – last held on 21 April 2013 (next to be held in April 2018)election results: Chamber of Senators – percent of vote by party – NA; seats by party – ANR 19, PLRA 12, FG 5, PDP 3, Avanza Pais 2, UNACE 2, PEN 1, PPQ 1; Chamber of Deputies – percent of vote by party – NA; seats by party – ANR 44, PLRA 27, Avanza Pais 2, PEN 2, UNACE 2, FG 1, PPQ 1, other 1.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Paraguay
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of unemployment rate. Still, as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Paraguay the labor force is 3.291 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Paraguay is total: 19.4 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 22.8 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 15.7 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) – as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Paraguay is 6.2% (2016 estimate).
Widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the wealth of the poorest half of the world’s population.
In Paraguay, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 1% highest 10%: 41.1% (2010 estimate).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index named after its founder Corrado Gini, an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one of the criteria concentrated on the territory. In Paraguay, the GINI index is .53,2 (2009).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less, is a subjective measure. It varies by country; its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the most deficient 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Paraguay, the people living under the poverty line are the lowest 10%: 1% highest 10%: 41.1% (2010 estimate).
About the budget and central governments debt of Paraguay
The available budget mainly defines the state’s economy. The budget of Paraguay is; revenues: $5.231 billion, expenditures: $5.687 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 19.1% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Paraguay is the calendar year.
In the country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state’s local, federal, and central government debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Paraguay
A few further interesting and relevant economic data are the following; Inflation rate: 4.3% (2016 estimate), 3.1% (2015 estimate), and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 21% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Paraguay
Paraguay, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Paraguay is: $11.91 billion (2016 estimate), $11.17 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: soybeans, livestock feed, cotton, meat, edible oils, wood, leather.
The most important imported products are road vehicles, consumer goods, tobacco, petroleum products, electrical machinery, tractors, chemicals, vehicle parts, and the countries from where the import is coming: Brazil 25.4%, China 23.7%, Argentina 14.8%, US 7.9% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Paraguay
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies have to replace fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Paraguay, the indicator of how much of the country’s produced energy coming from the hydroelectric source, is 99.9% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy produced is 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Paraguay, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Paraguay; the fixed-line market is a state monopoly and fixed-line telephone service is meager; principal switching center is in Asuncióndomestic: deficiencies in provision of fixed-line service have resulted in a rapid expansion of mobile-cellular services fostered by competition among multiple providersinternational: country code – 595; satellite earth station – 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Paraguay
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Paraguay: 799 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in Paraguay: total: 32,059 km, paved: 4,860 km, unpaved: 27,199 km (2010).
The total length of the waterways in Paraguay: 3,100 km (primarily on the Paraguay and Paraná River systems) (2012).
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Facts & data about Paraguay
Name of the country: conventional long form: Republic of Paraguay, conventional short form: Paraguay, local long form: Republica del Paraguay, local short form: Paraguay, etymology: the precise meaning of the name Paraguay is unclear, but it seems to derive from the river of the same name; one explanation has the name meaning “water of the Payagua” (an indigenous tribe that lived along the river).
|Abbrevation: Paraguay||Geographic coordinates:|
23 00 S, 58 00 W
|Country location: South America|
|Capital of Paraguay: Asunción||GPS of the Capital:|
25 16 S 57 40 W
|Position: Central South America, northeast of Argentina, southwest of Brazil|
|Land area: total: 406,752 sq km; land: 397,302 sq km, water: 9,450 sq km||Terrain: grassy plains and wooded hills east of Rio Paraguay; Gran Chaco region west of Rio Paraguay mostly low, marshy plain near the river, and dry forest and thorny scrub elsewhere||Area comparative: slightly smaller than California|
|Population: 6,862,812 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 1.17% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.04 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.01 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 1.04 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.88 male(s) / female, total population: 1.01 male(s) / female (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $11.91 billion (2016 estimate), $11.17 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $10.2 billion (2016 estimate), $10.07 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: Brazil 25.4%, China 23.7%, Argentina 14.8%, US 7.9% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 59.7% of the total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): Asunción (capital) 2.356 million (2015)||Median age: total: 27.8 years; male: 27.5 years, female: 28 years (2016 estimate)|
|Internet users: total: 3.011 million. Percent of the population: 44.4% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 384,135. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 6 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 7.412 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 109 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 6.2% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Paraguayan(s) adjective: Paraguayan||National holidays: Independence Day, 14 May 1811 (observed 15 May)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 77.2 years. Male: 74.5 years, female: 80 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 1.91 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 16.5 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 93.9%; male: 94.8%, female: 92.9% (2010 estimate)||Legal system: civil law system with influences from Argentine, Spanish, Roman, and French civil law models; judicial review of legislative acts in Supreme Court of Justice||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal and compulsory until the age of 75|
|Industries: sugar, cement, textiles, beverages, wood products, steel, base metals, electric power||Industrial production growth rate: 6.5% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 3.5% (2016 estimate) 3.1% (2015 estimate) 4.7% (2014 estimate)|
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