About Paraguay

General information

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

Paraguay, one of the smallest countries of South America, is situated between the parallels 19.18° and 27.36° South Latitude, and between the meridians 54.19° and 62.38° West Longitude.

It has a total land area of 157,048 square miles and along the north borders Bolivia and Brazil, Argentina to the south, Brazil to the east and Bolivia and Argentina to the west.

A landlocked country, it accesses the sea through its neighbors, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, and in times past, it did so via its large rivers, particularly the Paraguay river.