Country: Paraguay

Population: 6,669,086

Capital: Asuncion

Time Zone: UTC-4

Currency Name: guarani (PYG)

Government Type: Constitutional republic

Languages: Spanish (official), Guarani (official)

Ethnic Breakdown: mestizo (mixed Spanish and Amerindian) 95%, other 5%

Religion: Roman Catholic 89.6%, Protestant 6.2%, other Christian 1.1%, other or unspecified 1.9%, none 1.1%

Major Cities: Asuncion

Phone Country Code: 595

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Official Tourism Website:

High Travel Season: May - September

Voltage: 220 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: c

Major Holidays: January 1 (New Year's Day), January 6 (Three Kings Day), February 3 (San Blas), March 1 (Heroes' Day), May 1 (Labor Day), May 14 (Flag Day), May 15 (Independence Day), June 12 (Chaco Armistice), August 15 (Founding of Asuncion), August 16 (Children's Day), September 29 (Boqueron Battle Day), December 8 (Virgin of Caacupe), December 25 (Christmas Day)

Misc Fact / Good to Know: Dueling is legal in Paraguay so long as both parties are registered blood donors.