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About Paraguay

Paraguay is a landlocked South American country between Argentina, Brazil, and Bolivia. The country is a home to large swampland, subtropical forest, and Chaco, wildernesses, etc., This Spanish speaking country has also been considered as the Heart of South America.

The country has had one of the highest economic growth in South America. The primary sectors are agriculture, hydroelectric generation, Mineral Industry, Pharmaceutical Industry, and Manufacturing of Food products, Wood & Paper products, Hides, Non-Metallic mineral products.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionLatin America
Capital CityAsunción
Government TypeUnitary dominant-party presidential republic
Official LanguagesSpanish, Guarani
CurrencyParaguayan guaraní, PYG
Phone Code +595
Important CitiesCiudad del Este, Luque, San Lorenzo, Capiatá, Lambaré, Fernando de la Mora, Encarnación, Ñemby, Limpio
National DayIndependence Day (15th May)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking125 (Medium)
Primary IndustriesAgriculture, Cement, Food Processing, Forestry, Textiles, Timber Products, Vegetable Oil Refining, sugar, cement, textiles, beverages, wood products, steel, base metals, electric power
Major ExportsCotton, Fruit, Meat Products, Soya Beans, Timber, Tobacco, Vegetable Oils, Vegetables, soybeans, feed, cotton, meat, edible oils, wood, leather
Major Exports to IndiaWood, Fuels, Stone and Glass, Minerals, Food Products, Machinery and Electricals, Machinery and Electricals, Chemicals, Metals, Raw materials
Major Importsroad vehicles, consumer goods, tobacco, petroleum products, electrical machinery, tractors, chemicals, vehicle parts
Major Imports from IndiaChemicals, Metals, Plastic or Rubber, Food Products, Raw materials, Machinery and Electricals, Stone and Glass, Fuels, Vegetables, Wood
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaMERCOSUR India, Southern Common Market India, Partial Scope Agreement (PSA), bilateral relations, India and Paraguay provides visa-free travel privileges
Bordering NationsBolivia, Brazil, Argentina
Member ofCommunity of Latin American,Caribbean States(CELAC), Community of Latin American and Caribbean States(CLACS), Group of 77(G77), Lima Group(GL), Organization of American States(OAS), Organization of Ibero-American States(OIAS), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Indian Embassy Details for ParaguayHonorary Consulate General of India
H.E. Mr. Javier Zucolillo
Honorary Consul General
Avda. Esuebio Ayale 3663, Km.4, Asuncion, Paraguay. (Under Embassy of India in Argentina)
00-595-21-660111 / 14,

Embassy of India
H.E. Mr. Yogeshwar Sangwan
Honourable Ambassador
Avenida General Bernardino Caballero 249,, Bernardino Caballero, District of San Roque,, Asuncion, Paraguay
595 212 378400,595 981373282

Embassy Details of Paraguay in IndiaEmbassy of Paraguay
H.E. Mr. Fleming Raul Duarte Ramos
B-12, Second FloorVasant MargVasant ViharNew Delhi-110057
+91-11-4270 5671 (O)

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Paraguay in Chennai
H.E. Mr. Meiyappan Balasubramaniam
Honorary Consul
AVM Film Studios, 38 Arcot Road, Vadapalani, Chennai-600026
04442136444 (O)

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Paraguay in Mumbai
H.E. Mrs. Vandana Kanoria
Honorary Consul
Stadium House, Block No. 1, 6th Floor, Churchgate, Mumbai
02243552027 (O)

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Paraguay in Kolkata
H.E. Mr. Yashwardhan Poddar
Honorary Consul
216, Acharya J.C Bose Road, Suite 2B, 2nd Floor, Kolkata - 700017
033-40500180 (O)