Welcome to Paraguay

Country-man workingParaguay is a small, landlocked country located in the heart of South America, between Brazil, Argentina and Bolivia. This beautiful land has such a wealth in natural, cultural and historical heritage, that it has been constantly admired throghout the world for its beauty.

Paraguay owes its diverse culture to the mixture of traditional Spanish culture with the native Guaraní culture (the dominant ethnic group in the area).

Guampas for mate or tereréTourism in Paraguay gives many options: from its grand views of natural landscapes, its unique and colorful animals and plants, to the cityscapes and night life of its capital city: Asunción.

Paraguay has two official languages, since the adoption of the Constitution of 1992:  Spanish and Guaraní.  The latter is the first indigenous language that has achieved the status of official state language in the Americas. 

About Paraguay

  • Capital:
  • Asunción
  • Official languages:
  • Spanish and Guaraní
  • President:
  • Fernando Lugo
  • Area:
  • 406,752 km2
  • Population:
  • 5,700,000
  • Currency:
  • Guaraní (PYG)
  • Time zone:
  • UTC-4
  • Country code:
  • +595
Location of Paraguay in South America

Arts and culture

Yerba Mate, Paraguayan food and recipes

The variants of mate are mate cocido (boiled mate), that is drunk from a cup and can be mixed with milk, and teteré... read more

Music of Paraguay

Guarania is the second best known Paraguayan music style and was created by the great musician José Asunción Flores in 1925... read more