Population: About 7 million

Capital city: Asunción 

Neighbouring countries: Paraguay shares a border with Bolivia to the north, Brazil to the east and Argentina to the south and west. 

Geography: Paraguay's geography consists of rolling hills and subtropical forests to the east, and low plains to the west.

Political system: Unitary presidential republic

Main languages: Spanish, Guaraní

Major religions: Catholicism 

Time: GMT-4

Electricity: 220 volts, 50Hz. Round two-pin plugs are used. 

Currency: The official currency of Paraguay is Guaraní (PYG). ATMs and card facilities should be available in most major urban centres.

International dialling code: +595

Emergency numbers: 911

Internet domain: .py

Transport and driving: Vehicles in Paraguay drive on the right-hand side of the road. The public transport system consists mainly of buses, and taxis are widely available in most cities. 

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