Republic of Paraguay / Republica del Paraguay
In the War of the Triple Alliance (1865-70), Paraguay lost two-thirds of all adult males and much of its territory. It stagnated economically for the next half century.
Clock showing the local time right now in Paraguay (Asuncion Time Zone)
In the Chaco War of 1932-35, large, economically important areas were won from Bolivia.
Paraguay is in Central South America, north-east of Argentina
Geographic coordinates: 23 00 S, 58 00 W
Border countries: Argentina 1,880 km, Bolivia 750 km, Brazil 1,290 km
Climate: subtropical to temperate; substantial rainfall in the eastern portions, becoming semiarid in the far west
Population: 6,506,464 (July 2006 est.)
Administrative divisions: 17 departments (departamentos, singular - departamento) and 1 capital city*; Alto Paraguay, Alto Parana, Amambay, Asuncion*, Boqueron, Caaguazu, Caazapa, Canindeyu, Central, Concepcion, Cordillera, Guaira, Itapua, Misiones, Neembucu, Paraguari, Presidente Hayes, San Pedro
Independence: 14 May 1811 (from Spain)
National holiday: Independence Day, 14 May 1811 (observed 15 May annually)
What is the International Telephone Dialling Code for Paraguay ?
The International Dialling Code for Paraguay is 595.