Flag of Paraguay

Flag of Paraguay

The flag of Paraguay has been adopted in 1842 by President Rodriguez de Francia, a great admirer of France. That is why he chose the colors of the French tricolor for the national flag, however, he decided to place the stripes horizontally. The flag is unique because of its obverse and reverse sides are different. The center of the white stripe on the front of the flag bears a national coat of arms where a yellow five-pointed star surrounded by a green wreath and an inscription "República del Paraguay" is placed. Allegedly, the star was shining over the capital city Asuncion in 1811 when the independence of Paraguay was declared. The reverse side is decorated with an emblem of the Ministry of Finance and an inscription "Paz y Justicia" at the same place.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes PY, PRY (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Republic of Paraguay
Capital city Asunción
Continent South America
Member of United Nations, Organization of American States, Union of South American Nations
Population 7 152 703 (2019)
Total area 406 752 km2
Highest point Cerro Peró (842 m, 2 762 ft)
Lowest point Paraguay River (46 m, 151 ft)
GDP per capita $ 5 822 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Paraguayan guaraní (₲, PYG)
Calling code +595
Internet TLD .py

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