Capital: Asunción

Population: 7,037,219 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Paraguayan Guaraní (PYG)

Official Languages: Spanish, Guarani

Unofficial Languages: Other minority languages

Main Religion: Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Mestizo, White, Amerindian, and others

Largest Cities: Asunción, Ciudad del Este, San Lorenzo, Luque

Main Sport: Football, Basketball

Political System: Constitutional Republic

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Heroes’ Day (March 1) 

Maundy Thursday (March 24)

Good Friday (March 25)

Labor Day (May 1)

Independence Day (May 15)

Chaco Armistice (June 12)

Founding of Asuncion (August 15)

Boqueron Battle Victory Day (September 28)

Virgin of Caacupé Day (December 8)

Christmas Day (December 25)