Canindeyú Department

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Flag of Canindeyú
Coat of arms of Canindeyú
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Canindeyu in Paraguay.svg
Coordinates: 24°1′S 54°20′W / 24.017°S 54.333°W / -24.017; -54.333Coordinates: 24°1′S 54°20′W / 24.017°S 54.333°W / -24.017; -54.333
Country  Paraguay
Capital Salto del Guairá
 • Governor Alfonso Noria Duarte (ANR)
 • Total 14,667 km2 (5,663 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 140,551
 • Density 9.6/km2 (25/sq mi)
Time zone AST (UTC-04)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-03)
ISO 3166 code PY-14
Number of Districts 10

Canindeyú (Spanish pronunciation: [kanindeˈʝu]) is a department in Paraguay. The capital is the city of Salto del Guairá. Canindeyú comes from the Guarani words Kaninde - macaw; ju - yellow, blue-and-yellow macaw (Ara ararauna).


The department is divided in 13 districts:

  1. Corpus Christi
  2. Curuguaty
  3. General Francisco Caballero Alvarez (Puente Kyhá)
  4. Itanará
  5. Katueté
  6. La Paloma
  7. Nueva Esperanza
  8. Salto del Guairá
  9. Villa Ygatimí
  10. Yasy Cañy
  11. Ypehú
  12. Ybyrarobaná
  13. Yby Pytá

The eastern part of Canindeyu is very green; mostly rolling hills and soy bean farms. A fair portion of the population consists of Brazilian immigrants.

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