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                                         by Graham Rhind



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Table of Contents

Paraguay - Country information


Local short name form

Official name



7 252 672 (2020 projection) [1]



International telephone access code


ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code


Internet country code


GRC Country Code


Paraguay - Number format


(where , indicates the decimal separator and . the thousands separator)

Paraguay - Date and time formats


   Note: This section last updated 30th May 2021

In Spanish:


In Guaraní:


Paraguay - Languages


Paraguay has 21 languages. The official language, Spanish External, is spoken by no more than 110 000 people. The most widespread language is Paraguayan Guaraní External, with 4 648 000 speakers. There are also some 38 000 German External-speakers in Paraguay.

Paraguay - Personal names and forms of address


The abbreviation used for Señorita in Paraguay is Srta.

Each person usually has a given name followed by two family names, that of the father followed by that of the mother, for example:

   Barbara Betancourt Perez

Professional people are often referred to by their qualification, followed by the given name and paternal family name (and sometimes the maternal family name):

   Doctor (m) / Doctora (f) (Dr/Dra)          Doctor/Ph.D.
   Ingeniero (m) / Ingeniera (f) (Ing.)       Engineer
   Licenciado (m) / Licenciada (f) (Lic.)     Holder of a higher university degree
   Profesor (Prof.)                           Professor, higher education teachers

This is not preceded by the gender form of address.

   Tables of names can be acquired: given names External, surnames/family names External, family name prefixes External, forms of address External, job titles External

Paraguay - Example address format


   Note: This section last updated 30th March 2020


The postal code is also (less commonly) found written after the settlement name.

If the address is written in Spanish and the thoroughfare type is calle (Street), then this is not written in the address. The thoroughfare type is written commencing with a lower-case letter. For a full list of thoroughfare types, please refer to the chapter on Spain.

   A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Paraguay - Post office box


This is written Apartado Postal in Paraguay. Casilla de Correo is also found.

Paraguay - Postal codes


   Note: This section last updated 30th March 2020

Paraguay altered its postal code (Código Postal) format, probably in late 2018, from a block of 4 digits to a block of 6, in the format:


The first two digits indicate the department (see the list in the administrative districts section below). The second two digits indicate a city or district. The final two digits indicate a sector, which can be a group of settlements in rural areas, or a neighbourhood in urban areas. All code currently fall in the range 00-17.

   Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

Paraguay - Postal code format graphic


Paraguay - Postal code format

Paraguay - Postal code specifics

Paraguay - Postal code regular expression


Paraguay - Postal code level of coverage


Paraguay - Postal code map

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Place names in Paraguay


   Note: This section last updated 22nd February 2017

Though Spanish is the official language, Guaraní is the widest spoken, and many settlements have names in both languages. For these, and full other-language place name lists, please refer to Exonyms in Paraguay.

   Alternate place name forms/postal code tables can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/settlements.htm External
   Other language place name data can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/otherlanguageplace.htm External

Paraguay - Administrative districts


   Note: This section last updated 30th March 2020

Paraguay has 17 departments External (departamentos, singular - departamento) and 1 capital city (Asunción):

Department Postal code range
Alto Paraguay External 17
Alto Paraná External 10
Amambay External 13
Asunción External 00
Boquerón External 16
Caaguazú External 05
Caazapá External 06
Canindeyú External 14
Central External 11
Concepción External 01
Cordillera External 03
Guairá External 04
Itapúa External 07
Misiones External 08
Ñeembucú External 12
Paraguarí External 09
Presidente Hayes External 15
San Pedro External 02

Administrative districts graphic


Telephone numbers in Paraguay


   Note: This section last updated 31st August 2022

Paraguayan numbers have area codes of 2 or 3 digits when called from abroad, and a total number length of 9 digits. Mobile numbers have one of these area codes: 961, 963, 971-973, 975-976, 981-985, 991-993, 995.

   Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External 

Properties with value Paraguay


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