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Paraguay

Paraguay
  • Capital

    Capital

    Asuncion

  • Local time

    Local time

    13:19

  • Population

    Population

    7.06 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +595

  • Currency

    Currency

    ₲ PYG (guarani)

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Paraguay

Paraguay
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Asuncion

  • Local time

    Local time

    13:19

  • Population

    Population

    7.06 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +595

  • Currency

    Currency

    ₲ PYG (guarani)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 425

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.59 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    1 130mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    406 750 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    7%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    39%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    55%

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    467 713

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    mestizo - 95 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Roman Catholic - 90 %
    Mennonite
    other Protestant - 10 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    95.1%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Spanish
    Guarani

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    25 450

  • Murders

    Murders

    9 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    9.6 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    28.3%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    9.7%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    0%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    41 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.5%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    sugar, cement, textiles, beverages, wood products, steel, metallurgic, electric power

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    cotton, sugarcane, soybeans, corn, wheat, tobacco, cassava (tapioca), fruits, vegetables

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    hydropower, timber, iron ore, manganese, limestone

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    -36%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    hydropower, timber, iron ore, manganese, limestone

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    63%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    5 702kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    108 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    25

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What not to do when visiting Paraguay

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget to shake hands combined with slight touches on the arms and/or elbows and direct eye contact when greeting (men). Woman and man typically shake hands or share a light kiss on each cheek. Friends usually hug or kiss each other once or twice on the cheek.

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2/17
Marker Paraguay
Street & Behavioral

Don’t wear expensive clothes or jewellery in public - keep a low profile to avoid the unwanted attention of pickpockets.

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3/17
Marker Paraguay
Business & Communication

Don't forget the guest usually greets the host with a short, formal speech and asks permission to enter.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Paraguay is larger than Japan.

4/17
Marker Paraguay
Business & Communication

Don't be surprised if you're touched while meeting - local culture is more intimate.

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5/17
Marker Paraguay
Street & Behavioral

Don’t cross the middle finger and index finger - it’s an obscene gesture.

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6/17
Marker Paraguay
Business & Communication

Don't forget to stay calm and avoid losing face or show off.

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7/17
Marker Paraguay
Business & Communication

Don’t be a victim of mosquito-borne diseases - protect yourself against bites by mosquitoes.

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8/17
Marker Paraguay
Street & Behavioral

Don't be surprised by seeing more emotion and affection by locals among family and friends - in public, they act more reserved.

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9/17
Marker Paraguay
Business & Communication

Don’t necessarily talk about politics and religion.

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10/17
Marker Paraguay
Business & Communication

Don't clean your plate unless you want to have the seconds.

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11/17
Marker Paraguay
Business & Communication

Don't be surprised if people keep to themselves - locals are polite, but you might find that they're hesitant to really warm up until you've conversed for a little bit. It's the culture, don't take it personally.

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12/17
Marker Paraguay
Business & Communication

Don't forget to keep your back straight and your feet on the ground - opposite behaviour can be taken as sign of disrespect.

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13/17
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Business & Communication

Don't necessary expect social events to start on time.

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14/17
Marker Paraguay
Street & Behavioral

Don't forget to drink national drink "Mate" (pronounced mah-tay) with the served straw.

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15/17
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Business & Communication

Don't take pictures of locals without permission.

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16/17
Marker Paraguay
Business & Communication

Don’t forget the rainy season takes place from December to March.

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Don't be surprised with unpunctuality - up to 30 mins late is nothing unusual.

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