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Flag of Paraguay

Use: National flag and ensign
Proportion: 11:20
Adopted: July 15, 2013
Design: An horizontal triband of red, white and blue, defaced on the obverse with the coat of arms of Paraguay, and on the reverse by the reverse side of the arms.

The flag of Paraguay (Spanish: bandera de Paraguay) was first adopted in 1842. Its design, a red–white–blue triband, was inspired by the colours of the Dutch flag, believed to signify independence and liberty. The flag is unusual because it differs on its obverse and reverse sides: the obverse of the flag shows the national coat of arms, and the reverse shows the seal of the treasury. It was revised in 2013 to bring the flag towards its original design. It has a ratio of 11:20.

Officially adopted in 1842 (following the Recomendación, i. e. : address, de la Junta gubernativa de Asunción), each side of this tricolour flag contains a horizontal tricolor of red, white and blue with the National Emblem centered on the white band. The emblem on the obverse side is the national coat of arms of Paraguay: a yellow five-pointed star surrounded by a green wreath of palm and olive leaves tied with ribbons of the colour of the stripes, and capped by the words REPUBLICA DEL PARAGUAY ("Republic of Paraguay" in Spanish), all within two concentric circles).

The colours of the flag are believed to be inspired from the flag of France to show independence and liberty, and the coat of arms represents the independence of Paraguay. The emblem on the reverse side is the seal of the treasury: a yellow lion below a red Phrygian cap on the top of a pole (symbolising courage) and the words Paz y Justicia ("Peace and Justice"). The differences in the obverse and reverse sides comes from the period when José de Francia was in power (1814–1840). On July 15, 2013, the flag was revised. The coat of arms was simplified and the design was brought closer to its original form.

Republic of Paraguay

  • República del Paraguay (Spanish)
  • Tetã Paraguái (Guarani)
Flag of Paraguay
Motto: "Paz y justicia" (Spanish)
"Peace and justice"
Himno Nacional Paraguayo (Spanish)
Paraguayan National Anthem
Location of Paraguay (dark green) in South America (grey)
Location of Paraguay (dark green)

in South America (grey)

Location of Paraguay
and largest city
25°16′S 57°40′W / 25.267°S 57.667°W / -25.267; -57.667
Official languages
  • Spanish
  • Guarani
Ethnic groups
  • 95% Mestizo
  • 5% Other
  • 89% Roman Catholicism
  • 5% Protestant
  • 4% Non-religious
  • 2% Other
Demonym(s) Paraguayan
Guaraní (colloquial)
Government Unitary dominant-party presidential republic
• President
Mario Abdo Benítez
• Vice President
Hugo Velázquez
• Senate President
Silvio Ovelar
Legislature Congress
• Upper house
• Lower house
Chamber of Deputies
Independencefrom Spain
• Declared
14 May 1811
• Recognized
25 November 1842
• Admitted to the United Nations
24 October 1945
• Total
406,752 km2 (157,048 sq mi) (59th)
• Water (%)
• 2019 estimate
7,152,703 (104th)
• Density
17.58/km2 (45.5/sq mi) (210th)
GDP (PPP) 2019 estimate
• Total
$101.075 billion (88th)
• Per capita
$14,131 (96th)
GDP (nominal) 2019 estimate
• Total
$44.557 billion (94th)
• Per capita
$6,229 (94th)
Gini (2017) Negative increase 48.8
HDI (2017) Steady 0.702
high · 110th
Currency Guaraní (PYG)
Time zone UTC–4 (PYT)
• Summer (DST)
Driving side right
Calling code +595
ISO 3166 code PY
Internet TLD .py
  1. Mixed European and Amerindian.
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