Department of La Guajira

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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/

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

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

Municipalities[change | change source]

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

References[change | change source]

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