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Canindeyú

Departamento de Canindeyú
Salto del Guaira downtown
Salto del Guaira downtown
Flag of Canindeyú Department
Flag
Coat of arms of Canindeyú
Coat of arms
Canindeyu in Paraguay
Location of Canindeyu, in red, in Paraguay
Country  Paraguay
Region Oriental
Capital Salto del Guairá
Boroughs 12 (See list)
Area
 • Total 14,667 km2 (5,663 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total 191,447
 • Density 13.0529/km2 (33.8069/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-04 (AST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-03 (ADT)
ISO 3166 code PY-14

The Canindeyú department (Spanish: Departamento de Canindeyú) is a department of Paraguay. The capital is the city of Salto del Guairá. Its ISO 3166-2 code is PY-14.

Its name comes from Tupi Kaninde - macaw; ju - yellow, blue-and-yellow macaw (Ara ararauna).

Geography

The Canindeyú department is in the northeast of the Oriental region. It has an area of 14,667 km2 (5,663 sq mi). As of 2012, the department has a population of 191,447 (2.9% of the population of the country) for a population density of 13.1.

The Amambay and Mbaracayú mountain ranges are in the department and form the limits with Brazil.

Limits

Climate

As of 2012, the total amount of precipitation in the city of Salto del Guairá was 1,354.3 mm (53.3 in). The month with the most precipitation was April with 238 mm (9.4 in) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation was August with 3 mm (0.1 in).

The average temperature for the year 2012 in Salto del Guairá was 22.8 °C (73.0 °F). The warmest month, on average, was February with an average temperature of 26.6 °C (79.9 °F). The coolest month on average is July, with an average temperature of 17.3 °C (63.1 °F).

Districts

The department is divided in 13 districts:

Districts of the Canindeyú department
No. Districts Area
(km²)
Population
(2015)
Density
1 Corpus Christi &&&&&&&&&&&&0304.930000304.93 &&&&&&&&&&&09769.&&&&&09,769 32.0
2 Curuguaty &&&&&&&&&&&02971.4500002,971.45 &&&&&&&&&&051675.&&&&&051,675 17.4
3 General Francisco Caballero Álvarez &&&&&&&&&&&&0748.410000748.41 &&&&&&&&&&011652.&&&&&011,652 15.6
4 Itanará &&&&&&&&&&&&0901.150000901.15 &&&&&&&&&&&03129.&&&&&03,129 3.5
5 Katueté &&&&&&&&&&&&0587.440000587.44 &&&&&&&&&&&08500.&&&&&08,500 14.5
6 La Paloma &&&&&&&&&&&&0635.410000635.41 &&&&&&&&&&&08608.&&&&&08,608 13.5
7 Nueva Esperanza &&&&&&&&&&&01319.5900001,319.59 &&&&&&&&&&012628.&&&&&012,628 9.6
8 Salto del Guairá &&&&&&&&&&&01748.8600001,748.86 &&&&&&&&&&029593.&&&&&029,593 16.9
9 Yasy Cañy &&&&&&&&&&&&0753.480000753.48 &&&&&&&&&&027041.&&&&&027,041 35.9
10 Yby Pytá &&&&&&&&&&&01129.6900001,129.69 &&&&&&&&&&011626.&&&&&011,626 10.3
11 Ybyrarovaná &&&&&&&&&&&01101.4800001,101.48 &&&&&&&&&&013855.&&&&&013,855 12.6
12 Ypejhú &&&&&&&&&&&&0874.940000874.94 &&&&&&&&&&&08336.&&&&&08,336 9.5
13 Villa Ygatimí &&&&&&&&&&&01959.5800001,959.58 &&&&&&&&&&016224.&&&&&016,224 8.3

Economy

Farming is the main economic activity in the department. The main crops are soybean, tobacco and maize. Cattle raising is also an important activity.

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