Canindeyú Department

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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
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
RegionOriental
CapitalSalto del Guairá
Boroughs12 (See list)
Government
 • GovernorAlfonso Noria
Area
 • Total14,667 km2 (5,663 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)[1]
 • Total191,447
 • Density13/km2 (34/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-04 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-03 (ADT)
ISO 3166 codePY-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[change | change source]

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.[1]

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

Limits[change | change source]

Climate[change | change source]

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).[2]

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).[2]

Districts[change | change source]

The department is divided in 13 districts:

Districts of the Canindeyú department
No. Districts Area[3]
(km²)
Population[4]
(2015)
Density
1 Corpus Christi 304.93 9,769 32.0
2 Curuguaty 2,971.45 51,675 17.4
3 General Francisco Caballero Álvarez 748.41 11,652 15.6
4 Itanará 901.15 3,129 3.5
5 Katueté 587.44 8,500 14.5
6 La Paloma 635.41 8,608 13.5
7 Nueva Esperanza 1,319.59 12,628 9.6
8 Salto del Guairá 1,748.86 29,593 16.9
9 Yasy Cañy 753.48 27,041 35.9
10 Yby Pytá 1,129.69 11,626 10.3
11 Ybyrarovaná 1,101.48 13,855 12.6
12 Ypejhú 874.94 8,336 9.5
13 Villa Ygatimí 1,959.58 16,224 8.3

Economy[change | change source]

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

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Proyección Densidad Tasa 2012" (PDF) (in Spanish). Dirección General de Estadísticas, Encuestas y Censos. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Compendio Estadístico Ambiental del Paraguay 2002-2012" (PDF) (in Spanish). Dirección General de Estadísticas, Encuestas y Censos. December 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  3. "Territorio y Población" (zip) (in Spanish). ADEPO - Asociación Paraguaya de Estudios de Población. 2015. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  4. "Proyección de la población por sexo y edad, según distrito. Revisión 2015 (8.3 MB)" (PDF) (in Spanish). DGEEC. 2015. Retrieved 14 October 2016.

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