Official Name: Republic of Paraguay
Capital City: Asuncion
Type of Government: Constitutional republic
Official Languages: Spanish, Guarani
Area: 406,750 sq. km/157,047 sq. mi
Population: 6.8 million
Religions: Roman Catholic 89.6%, Protestant 6.2%, other Christian 1.1%
Currency: Paraguay Guarani (PYG)
Number of Time Zones: 1
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) minus 4 hrs; Eastern Standard Time (EST) plus 1 hour; Daylight Saving Time is observed October through March.
Weights and Measures: Metric system
Country Domain: .py
Country Tel Code: 595