National Symbols of Paraguay

Last updated on May 16th, 2023 by Editorial Staff

Table Of Contents
  1. Introduction
  2. Country Information
  3. Coat of arms
  4. Flag map
  5. Country motto
  6. National animal
  7. National flower
  8. National bird
  9. Rest of national symbols
  10. State symbols
  11. Neighbouring countries
  12. Proverbs & sayings
  13. Compare with other countries
  14. Location

Located between Bolivia, Brazil, and Argentina, Paraguay is one of the two South American countries with no coastline. Most of the people are Mestizos, and they live around the capital city Asuncion which sits in the south of the country. The only official language is Guarani, while most of the population is Christian Catholic. The currency is called Paraguayan Guarani, the country code is +595, and the official domain is “.py.”

The American politician and military leader Rutherford B. Hayes is referred to as the Paraguayan founder of the country and the national hero as he took the side of Paraguay in the Triple Alliance War against the country. The 14th of May is celebrated as the national day since Paraguay gained its independence from Argentine after May Revolution in 1811. The Paraguayan flag is a red–white–blue triband flag with a coat of arms in the middle of the white band. The Paraguayan coat of arms is a white circle with a yellow five-pointed star surrounded by a palm branch on the left and an olive branch on the right side. On the bottom part, the name of the country is written: “Republica del Paraguay.”

One of the main symbols of the country is the national animal Pampas Fox and the national bird Bare Throated Bellbird with its white feathers. The passion Flower is harvested a lot in the country and also is the national flower. Lapacho is another symbol and is the national tree. The national dish is Sopa Paraguaya, but in contrast to the name, it is not a soup; instead, it is a salty sponge cake made of cornflour, onion, and fresh cheese. Mate tea made from fresh mate leaves is the national drink, while the national folkloric dance is called Paraguayan Polka. The ponchos are considered the national dress, a rectangular piece of heavy and thick fabric covering the upper part of the body.

The National Pantheon Of The Heroes in the capital city of Asuncion is the national monument and the mausoleum as it is the home of tombs of important Paraguayan historical figures. Football is the most popular sport, while the national musical instrument is considered to be the harp. Latam Airlines Paraguay is the national airline of the country. Lastly, “You Have To Feel It” is the touristic motto of Paraguay.

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Country information

Official name(s) Republic of Paraguay
Alternative name(s) Republic of Paraguay (official, English)
Regional location Central South America, northeast of Argentina, southwest of Brazil
Country name etymology Unknown
Climate Subtropical to temperate; substantial rainfall in the eastern portions, becoming semiarid in the far west
Terrain Grassy plains and wooded hills east of Rio Paraguay; Gran Chaco region west of Rio Paraguay mostly low, marshy plain near the river, and dry forest and thorny scrub elsewhere
Population 7,132,538
National Day 14 May 1811
Language(s) Guarani
Religion Christianity Roman Catholicism
Country code +595
Literacy rate 94.7%
Currency Paraguayan guaraní
Capital city Asunción
Domain(TLD) .py
Ethnicity Mestizo
Head of government President
Nationality Paraguayan
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 406,796 km² (157,065 sq mi
Timezone UTC–4 (PYT)
Average elevation 178 m (584 ft)
Coastline 0 km (landlocked)
Mains electricity 220 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Paraguay

Flag map of Paraguay

Motto of Paraguay

Paz y justicia - "Peace and justice"

National animal of Paraguay

The National animal of Paraguay is Pampas fox

National Animal of Paraguay - Pampas fox

National flower of Paraguay

The National flower of Paraguay is Passion flower. Botanical name is Passiflora.

National flower of Paraguay - Passion flower

National bird of Paraguay

The National bird of Paraguay is Bare-throated bellbird

National bird of Paraguay - Bare-throated bellbird

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Neighbouring countries of Paraguay

Paraguayan Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

A hatchet in the mouth is more harmful than a hatchet in the hand.

Gratitude is the least of virtues; ingratitude is the worst of vices.

Gratitude ranks as the least of virtues, and the lack of gratitude is the worst of vices.

It is a rarity to find someone who can weigh other people's faults without putting his own thumbs on the scale.

Rare is the person who can weigh the faults of another without putting his thumb on the scale.

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