Paraguay flag information
Description flag of Paraguay
three equal horizontal bands of red (top), white and blue with an emblem centered in the white band; unusual flag in that the emblem is different on each side; the obverse (hoist side at the left) bears the national coat of arms (a yellow five-pointed star within a green wreath capped by the words REPUBLICA DEL PARAGUAY, all within two circles); the reverse (hoist side at the right) bears the seal of the treasury (a yellow lion below a red Cap of Liberty and the words Paz y Justicia (Peace and Justice) capped by the words REPUBLICA DEL PARAGUAY, all within two circles)
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Official country name
Republic of Paraguay
Republica del Paraguay (long)
Paraguayan(s) (noun) Paraguay (adjective)
Spanish (official), Guarani (official)
6,831,306 ranked 103, (data 2008)
lies between Argentina, Bolivia, and Brazil; population concentrated in southern part of country. The lowest point is junction of Rio Paraguay and Rio Parana 46 m.
3,995km, Argentina 1,880 km, Bolivia 750 km, Brazil 1,365 km.
17 departments (departamentos, singular - departamento) and 1 capital city*; Alto Paraguay, Alto Parana, Amambay, Asuncion*, Boqueron, Caaguazu, Caazapa, Canindeyu, Central, Concepcion, Cordillera, Guaira, Itapua, Misiones, Neembucu, Paraguari, Presidente Hayes, San Pedro
14 May 1811 (from Spain)