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Paraguay Flag Paraguay Flag
Country Paraguay
Country code PY
City Asunción
Form of government Unitary Presidential Republic
Size in km² 397300
Population 6639123
Year of construction 2003


Type Semi-circle
Volume 106200
Architect Gaetano Moretti (IT)


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With a gleaming facade of glass under a flying roof and a singular red pillar, Paraguay's newly constructed legislative palace is rich in postmodern symbolism. The modern structure replaced a historic building that mixed neoclassical elements and colonial style archways as home to the country's bicameral congress. In 2012, the Congress voted near-unanimously to impeach then President Lugo and oust him after a two-day trial in what many consider was a coup d'etat.

Facts & Figures

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Members of parliament 80 GPD per capita in PPP in US$ 8.911
Number of women 12 HDI 0,679
Pop. per MP 82.989 Democracy index 6,33
CO2 total 5.526 CO2 per capita 0,80


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