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  • Republic of Paraguay
    República del Paraguay (Spanish)
    Tetã Paraguái (Guaraní)

    Political Status: Independent since 1811; under presidential rule established in 1844; present constitution promulgated on June 20, 1992.

    Area: 157,047 sq. mi. (406,752 sq. km).

    Population: 6,897,000 (2018E—World Bank); 7,025,763 (2018E—U.S. Census).

    Major Urban Centers (2018E—World Population Review): ASUNCIÓN (524,290)

    Official Languages: Spanish, Guaraní.

    Monetary Unit: Guaraní (market rate October 19, 2018: 5,896 guaraníes = $1US).

    President: Mario Abdo BENÍTEZ (National Republican Association–Colorado Party); elected on April 22, 2018, and inaugurated on August 15, for a five-year term, succeeding Horacio CARTES (National Republican Association–Colorado Party).

    Vice President: Hugo VELÁZQUEZ (National Republican Association–Colorado Party); elected on April 22, 2018 and inaugurated on August 15, for a term concurrent with that of the president, succeeding Juan AFARA Marques (National Republican Association–Colorado Party).

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