Department of La Guajira

department of Colombia

La Guajira is a department of Colombia. Its capital is Riohacha.

La Guajira Department
Flag of La Guajira Department
Flag
Coat of arms of La Guajira Department
Coat of arms
Anthem: Himno de La Guajira.
La Guajira shown in red
La Guajira shown in red
Topography of the department
Topography of the department
Coordinates: 11°33′N 72°54′W / 11.550°N 72.900°W / 11.550; -72.900Coordinates: 11°33′N 72°54′W / 11.550°N 72.900°W / 11.550; -72.900
Country Colombia
RegionCaribbean Region
EstablishedJuly 1, 1965
CapitalRiohacha
Area
 • Total20,848 km2 (8,049 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total880,560
 • Density42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-05
ISO 3166 codeCO-LAG
Municipalities15
Websitewww.laguajira.gov.co/

It covers most of the Guajira Peninsula in the northeast region of the country. La Guajira is on the Caribbean Sea and bordering Venezuela.

MunicipalitiesEdit

 
Municipalities of La Guajira Department. Municipality and city of Riohacha highlighted in dark gray and red respectively.
  1.   Albania
  2.   Barrancas
  3.   Dibulla
  4.   Distracción
  5.   El Molino
  6.   Fonseca
  7.   Hatonuevo
  8.   La Jagua del Pilar
  9.   Maicao
  10.   Manaure
  11.   Riohacha
  12.   San Juan del Cesar
  13.   Uribia
  14.   Urumita
  15.   Villanueva

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Censo Nacional de Población y Vivienda 2018". Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística – DANE (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 October 2019.