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Atlas Paraguay

Country (long form)
Republic of Paraguay
Capital
Asuncion
Total Area
157,047.05 sq mi
406,750.00 sq km
Population
5,585,828 (July 2000 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050
14,635,743
Languages
Spanish (official), Guarani (spoken by most of rural population)
Literacy
92.1% total, 93.5% male, 90.6% female (1995 est.)
Religions
Roman Catholic 90%, Mennonite, and other Protestant
Life Expectancy
71.22 male, 76.27 female (2000 est.)
Government Type
constitutional republic
Currency
1 guarani (G) = 100 centimos
GDP (per capita)
$3,650 (1999 est.)
Labor Force (by occupation)
agriculture 45%
Industry
sugar, cement, textiles, beverages, wood products
Agriculture
cotton, sugarcane, soybeans, corn, wheat, tobacco, cassava (tapioca), fruits, vegetables; beef, pork, eggs, milk; timber
Arable Land
6%
Exports
soybeans, feed, cotton, meat, edible oils
Imports
road vehicles, consumer goods, tobacco, petroleum products, electrical machinery
Natural Resources
hydropower, timber, iron ore, manganese, limestone
Current Environmental Issues
deforestation (an estimated 2 million hectares of forest land were lost from 1958-85); water pollution; inadequate means for waste disposal present health risks for many urban residents
Telephones (main lines in use)
167,000 (1995)
Telephones (mobile cellular)
15,807 (1995)
Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
4 (1999)