• Officially: Republic of Paraguay
  • Capital: Asuncion

Facts

  • Population: 6.7 million
  • Major language: Spanish, Guarani
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 71 years (men), 75 years (women)
  • Currency: guarani

Geography

  • Area: 406,752 sq km (157,048 sq miles)
  • Landlocked Paraguay is at the heart of South America, surrounded by Argentina, Bolivia, and Brazil.

Notes

  • Political unrest and corruption plague the country
  • A quarter of Paraguayans live below the national poverty line

Tourism

  • Paraguay does not have a large tourism industry

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