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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).
|Etymology: Guarani: Kaninde ju (blue-and-yellow macaw)|
|Capital||Salto del Guairá|
|• Governor||Alfonso Noria Duarte (ANR)|
|• Total||14,677 km2 (5,667 sq mi)|
|• Density||16/km2 (41/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-04 (AST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-03 (ADT)|
|ISO 3166 code||PY-14|
|Number of Districts||10|
The department is divided in 16 districts:
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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