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General


Population: 6,459,058 (2011)
Land Area: 406,750 sq km
Natural Resources: Hydro power, timber, iron ore, manganese, limestone
Capital: Asunciona
Political System: Constitutional Republic
State Leader: Fernando Lugo (2008)
Languages: Spanish, Guarani
Currency: Guarani (PYG)
Major Religions: Roman Catholic 89.6%, Protestant 6.2%, Other Christian 1.1%, Other Or Unspecified 1.9%, None 1.1%
Major Ethnicities: Mestizo 95%, Other 5%
Life Expectancy: 76.19 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 17.17 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 33.27 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 4,900 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 14.5% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 21.8%, Industry 18.2%, Services 60.1% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 26.5%, Industry 18.5%, Services 55% (2008)
Industries: Sugar, cement, textiles, beverages, wood products, steel, metallurgic, electric power
Agriculture Products: Cotton, sugarcane, soybeans, corn, wheat, tobacco, cassava, fruits, vegetables; beef, pork, eggs, milk; timber
Human Development Index: 0.665 (107th)
Tourism Revenue: 84 million (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 5.7% (2010)

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Army Size: 10 300 (2004)
Budget: 1% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation

 

Paraguay is located in South America. It is bordered by Argentina, Bolivia and Brazil. The main export sector is agriculture and Paraguay has been helped by rising food prices. The economy is growing at a steady pace, but Paraguay remains very poor for a South American country.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Paraguay
Wikipedia: Paraguay
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/PRY.html

Updated on: December 27, 2011