Area Total 406,752 sq km
Climate subtropical to temperate; substantial rainfall in the eastern portions, becoming semiarid in the far west
Natural Resources hydropower, timber, iron ore, manganese, limestone
Imports $11.35 billion (2017 est.) partners: China 31.3%, Brazil 23.4%, Argentina 12.9%, US 7.4% (2017)
Exports $11.73 billion (2017 est.) partners: Brazil 31.9%, Argentina 15.9%, Chile 6.9%, Russia 5.9% (2017)
Government presidential republic
Capital Asuncion
Population 7 million (July 2018 est.)
Ethnicity mestizo (mixed Spanish and Amerindian) 95%, other 5%
Language Spanish (official) and Guarani (official) 46.3%, only Guarani 34%, only Spanish 15.2%, other (includes Portuguese, German and other indigenous languages) 4.1%, no response 4% (2012 est.)

News about Paraguay

  • Paraguayan President to skip Prosur Summit due to COVID-19
    on January 26, 2022

    Paraguay's President Mario Abdo Benítez Tuesday announced he shall not be attending the Forum for the Progress of South America (Prosur) because he continues to be down with COVID-19, but will participate in the event in a virtual manner.

  • Air Europa announces flights between Córdoba and Madrid via Asunción
    on January 24, 2022

    Just the week Aerolíneas Argentinas announced the return of seven weekly flights between Buenos Aires' Ezeiza and Madrid's Barajas, Spanish carrier Air Europa said it was coming back to the Argentine city of Córdoba, a service which had to be lifted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Former Paraguayan President suspected of laundering money
    on January 17, 2022

    Paraguay's Interior Minister Arnaldo Giuzzio intends to bring former President Horacio Cartés before the Courts to account for the inconsistencies in his affidavits and tax and real estate returns. But Guzzio said he still needs to decide whether he will do it as a private citizen or in his official capacity.

  • Paraguay closes 2021 with sizeable trade surplus
    on January 17, 2022

    The year 2021 closed for Paraguay with a trade surplus of US $ 941 million, according to the Advance Foreign Trade Report (RCE) for December 2021, published by the Undersecretary of State for the Economy (SSEE) of the Finance Ministry.

  • Paraguay: Congresswoman says drug money runs in all political parties
    on January 13, 2022

    Congresswoman Celeste Amarilla from the Authentic Radical Liberal Party said "money from drug trafficking exists in all parties, although this criminal influence is more prevalent in the Colorado Party."

  • Paraguay lowers expectations on soy due to drought
    on January 13, 2022

    Paraguay's Agriculture Ministry has announced between 6 and 7 million tons of soybeans were to be harvested this season against the original projections of 10 million due to the unprecedented weather conditions.

  • Taiwan grants Paraguay zero tariffs to import 11 products
    on January 12, 2022

    The Taiwanese Embassy in Asunción has conveyed to the Paraguayan Government tariffs had been cut down to zero for the purchase of 11 Paraguayan products under the Economic Cooperation Agreement already in force between the two countries.

  • Foreigners wanting to enter Paraguay to be required full COVID-19 vaccination
    on January 11, 2022

    Effective Jan. 12, the Government of Paraguay will require at least two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to anyone who wishes to enter the country, it was announced, except for people who have been treated with single-dose drugs.

  • Paraguayan President's "deerest" pet kills Army NCO
    on January 6, 2022

    A Paraguayan soldier has died after having his chest pierced by a deer belonging to President Mario Abdo Benítez's private wildlife collection, it was reported Wednesday.

  • River bathers killed, injured by piranhas in Paraguay
    on January 5, 2022

    Two people were reported to have died as a result from attacks by piranhas -a species of carnivorous fish with a strong presence in fresh water courses in South America.- and many others were injured in various incidents along the Paraguay and Paraná rivers.

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