Global Sourcebook for International Data Management

                                         by Graham Rhind

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For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Paraguay - Country information


Local short name form

Official name





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 formats



Paraguay - Languages


Language map External

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



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


Paraguayan postal codes (Código Postal) are formed from a block of 4 digits. Each town or area has its own code except Asunción, which has codes down to street level. Use of the codes in Paraguayan addresses is still not common. Codes currently fall in the range 11-99.

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


Place names in Paraguay


Alternate place name forms/postal code tables can be acquired at External

Other language place name data can be acquired at External

Paraguay - Administrative districts


Administrative districts graphic

Telephone numbers in Paraguay


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, 971, 973, 975, 981, 983, 985, 991, 993, 995.

Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see External

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