La Guajira

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Depairtment o La Guajira

Departamento de La Guajira
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Anthem: Himno de La Guajira.
La Guajira shown in red
La Guajira shown in red
Coordinates: 11°33′N 72°54′W / 11.550°N 72.900°W / 11.550; -72.900
Kintra Colombie
RegionCaribbean Region
Established1 Julie 1965
CaipitalRiohacha
Govrenment
 • GovrenorJorge Eduardo Perez Bernier[1] (El Pueblo Decide)
Area
 • Total20,848 km2 (8,049 sq mi)
Aurie rank25t
Population
 (2005)[2][3]
 • Tot623,250
 • Rank21
 • Density30/km2 (77/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-05
ISO 3166 codeCO-LAG
Municipalities15
Wabsteidwww.laguajira.gov.co/

La Guajira (Spaingie pronunciation: [laɣwaˈxiɾa]) is a depairtment o Colombie. It occupees maist o its namesake peninsulae, the Guajira Peninsulae in the northeast region o the kintra, facin the Caribbean Sea an Venezuela in the northmaist pairt o Sooth Americae. The depairtment caipital ceety is Riohacha.

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