Paraguay

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Republic of Paraguay

Capital

Asuncion 

Official language (s)

Spanish
Guarani

Area

406.752 km2

Population

6.454.548

Ethnic groups

95% - Mestizo
1,7% - Indigenous 

Major cities
(with population)

Asuncion - 512.112
Ciudad del Este - 222.274
San Lorenzo - 204.356
Luque - 170.986
Capiata - 154.274

Currency (-ies)

Guarani (PYG), subdivided into 100 centimos

Main religion (s)

89,9% - Catholic
6,2% - Evangelic
1,1% - other Christian
0,6% - Indigenous beliefs

Time zone (s)

GTM − 04 

Dialing code

+595

Climate

The overall climate ranges from subtropical to temperate, and like most lands in the region, Paraguay has only a wet and dry period. Winds play a major role in influencing Paraguay's weather: the prevailing summer wind is the hot Sirocco from the northeast while the cold Pompero is experienced in winter.
Average temperature ranges in Asuncion are from 12 to 22°C (54 to 70°F) in June to 22 to 35°C (72 to 95°F) in January. 

Administrative division

Paraguay consists of seventeen departments and one capital district (distrito capital).

Major airports

Asuncion: Silvio Pettirossi International Airport (ASU)
Ciudad del Este: Guarani International Airport (AGT)







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