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Paraguay Population 2023

Paraguay, officially the Republic of Paraguay, is a country in South America. It is bordered by Argentina to the south and southwest, Brazil to the east and northeast, and Bolivia to the northwest

As per the UN World Population Prospects report, the population of  Paraguay in 2023 is 7,305,842 (7.3 million) 

Source: UN World Population Prospects

Estimated Population of  Paraguay in 2023  – 7.3 million
Paraguay2023 Population
Total Population7,305,842 
SA Rank9
 Urban Population62%
Land Area 397,302 sq. km (153,399 sq. mi)
Area Rank8
Pop. Density18 people/sq. km
Capital CityAsunción

Religion in Paraguay

Christianity is the largest religion in Paraguay and  91.6% of the population follows Christianity. Among Christians in Paraguay , Catholics have the most adherents followed by the Protestants

For the Latest figures, According to the 2020 report by the Latino barometer,  84.3% of the population followed Roman Catholicism; 6.6% Evangelical Protestantism; 0.3% baptism, 0.1% Adventist, and 0.2% Mormon.

Other Non-Christian-based faiths population is at 1%. 7.6% of the population don’t affiliate with any religion.

Non-Christian Faith includes Jewish, Islam, Baháʼí Faith, and Buddism are the main minority religions.

According to a 2020 report by the Latino barometer religion percentage in Paraguay is as follows

Religion/ AffiliationsPercentage
Evangelical (Protestant)6.6%
Evangelical baptism0.3%
Other Protestant0.1%
Other Faiths1%
African American Cults/umbanda0.3%
Believer, not belong to the church0.7%
No answer0.8%

Source: https://www.latinobarometro.org/

Race and Ethnicity in Paraguay

Paraguay  is a multi-ethnic nation, home to people of different races, ethnicity, and national backgrounds.

There is no official data on the ethnic composition of the Paraguayan population, as the Department of Statistics, Surveys and Censuses of Paraguay does not ask about race and ethnicity in census surveys, although it does inquire about the indigenous population.  According to the census of 2002, indigenous people made up 1.7% of Paraguay’s total population.

As per estimates 70% of the people identified themselves as Mestizo (mixed race people of Amerindian and European descent, typically from Spanish colonists), most of them of Guarani descent

The White Ecuadorians (White Latin American) are a minority accounting for 30% of the population of Ecuador. White people are predominantly descendants from Spain with and people from Italy, Germany, France, and Switzerland who have settled in the early 20th century. 

Ecuador also has a small population of Asian origins, mainly those from West Asia, descendants of Lebanese and Palestinian immigrants, and an East Asian community mainly consisting of those of Japanese and Chinese descent.

The racial composition is as follows

Race and OriginPercentage
Indigenous people1.68%

Source: estimates

Top Cities in Paraguay by Population

1AsunciónCapital District5,21,101
2Ciudad del EsteAlto Paraná3,06,679
4San LorenzoCentral2,60,171
7Fernando de la MoraCentral1,83,390
12Coronel OviedoCaaguazú1,25,893
13Pedro Juan CaballeroAmambay1,23,784
15Mariano Roque AlonsoCentral1,07,800
16Presidente FrancoAlto Paraná1,07,687
17Minga GuazúAlto Paraná93,969
20Villa ElisaCentral82,491
Paraguay Population 2023 | Religion in Paraguay