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Paraguay

República del Paraguay (Republic of Paraguay)
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Factsheet

  • Capital: Asunción

  • Population estimate, 2015: 6.64 m.

  • GNI per capita, 2014: (PPP$) 7,643

  • HDI/world rank, 2014: 0.679/112

  • Internet domain extension: .py

Civil Aviation

There is an international airport at Asunción (Silvio Pettirossi). The main Paraguay-based carrier is TAM Airlines (formerly TAM Mercosur). In 2012 scheduled airline traffic of Paraguayan-based carriers flew 4.2 m. km; passenger-km totalled 720.8 m. in the same year. In 2014 Asunción (Silvio Pettirossi) handled 915,425 passengers (840,459 on international flights) and 10,954 tonnes of freight.

Climate

A tropical climate, with abundant rainfall and only a short dry season from July to Sept., when temperatures are lowest. Asunción, Jbbb ggg jjjan. 81 °F (27 °C), July 64 °F (17.8 °C). Annual rainfall 53″ (1,316 mm).

Constitution and Government

On 18 June 1992 a Constituent Assembly approved a new constitution. The head of state is the President,elected for a non-renewable 5-year term. Parliament consists of an...

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