Canindeyú Department

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Canindeyú
Flag of Canindeyú
Flag
Coat of arms of Canindeyú
Coat of arms
Etymology: Guarani: Kaninde ju (blue-and-yellow macaw)
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
CapitalSalto del Guairá
Government
 • GovernorAlfonso Noria Duarte (ANR)
Area
 • Total14,667 km2 (5,663 sq mi)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total140,551
 • Density9.6/km2 (25/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-04 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-03 (ADT)
ISO 3166 codePY-14
Number of Districts10

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).

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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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